When Blood Breaks Down: Life Lessons from Leukemia Audiobook, by Mikkael A. Sekeres Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Mikkael A. Sekeres Narrator: Mike Lenz Publisher: Highbridge Audio Audio Length: Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781696601528

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When you are told that you have leukemia, your world stops. Your brain can't function. You are asked to make decisions about treatment almost immediately, when you are not in your right mind. And yet you pull yourself together and start asking questions. Beside you is your doctor, whose job it is to solve the awful puzzle of bone marrow gone wrong. The two of you are in it together. In When Blood Breaks Down, Mikkael Sekeres, a leading cancer specialist, takes listeners on the journey that patient and doctor travel together.

Sekeres tells the compelling stories of three people who receive diagnoses of adult leukemia within hours of each other: Joan, a forty-eight-year-old surgical nurse, a caregiver who becomes a patient; David, a sixty-eight-year-old former factory worker who bows to his family's wishes and pursues the most aggressive treatment; and Sarah, a thirty-six-year-old pregnant woman who must decide whether to undergo chemotherapy and put her fetus at risk. We join the intimacy of the conversations Sekeres has with his patients, and watch as he teaches trainees. Along the way, Sekeres also explores leukemia in its different forms and the development of drugs to treat it—describing, among many other fascinating details, the invention of the bone marrow transplant and a treatment that targets the genetics of leukemia.

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