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Author Wu, Cheng-wen.
Title A passion for life : my life-time companion, Felicia / Cheng-Wen Wu, Chwan-Wen Liu ; translated by Chen-Wen Wu, Annie Chen.
Imprint Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2010]
©2010

Subject Wu, Felicia Y.-H. (Felicia Ying-hsiueh)
Wu, Cheng-wen -- Family.
Cancer -- Patients -- Taiwan -- Biography.
Cancer -- Patients -- Biography.
Women medical scientists -- Taiwan -- Biography.
Women medical scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Breast Neoplasms.
Alt Name Liu, Chwan-Wen.
Chen, Annie.
Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 330 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Ch. 1. Precocious from the start -- ch. 2. Meeting and getting to know each other -- ch. 3. Lifelong mutual commitment -- ch. 4. Studying abroad -- ch. 5. Memories of studying abroad -- ch. 6. Our research and life together -- ch. 7. A sabbatical year in France -- ch. 8. The Long Island days -- ch. 8. Discovering breast cancer -- ch. 10. Imparting our knowledge as our contribution to Taiwan -- ch. 11. Life after returning to Taiwan -- ch. 12. Cancer recurs -- ch. 13. Beginning a long-term resistance -- ch. 14. Offering oneself as a lab specimen -- ch. 15. High dose chemotherapy -- ch. 16. Autologous bone marrow transplantation -- ch. 17. Reborn in fire, arisen from the ashes -- ch. 18. Cancer strikes once again -- ch. 19. Trying medicine after medicine -- ch. 20. The last stage -- ch. 21. Death summons.
Summary This is a biography of Dr Felicia Wu. Felicia was a scientist with a successful career in cancer research, but what marked the most extraordinary aspect about her life was her journey as a truly brave cancer patient and an incredibly determined cancer fighter. Originally, this book was intended to be an autobiography written and narrated by Felicia herself. She wanted to share with other cancer sufferers her 13 long years of experience fighting cancer to prepare them for the side effects and uncertainties of the treatment, and also to encourage them to brace and face their own treatment without fear. What she did not realize then was that her time was ticking away, and her life trickling off quickly. Writing her own autobiography proved to be an impossible task. Felicia succumbed to the prolonged battle and departed from this world. Her husband, Dr Cheng-Wen Wu, finished the uncompleted task of writing the book in loving memory of her. The biography of Felicia, originally published in Chinese edition, has been recommended as a reading model for students in schools and was nominated for an award in Taiwan. Felicia's story had also inspired the production of a documentary film entitled, "A Passion for Life", funded and sponsored by The American Cancer Society. This biography of Felicia in English edition, painstakingly translated by Dr Cheng-Wen Wu and his collaborating translator, Ms Annie Chen, will certainly live up to its original premise as an inspiration to touch more lives and as a source of strength to all who encounter difficulty, disappointment and hurt at any point of their lives.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789812838414 (electronic bk.)
9812838414 (electronic bk.)
9789812838391
9812838392
9789812838407 (pbk.)
9812838406 (pbk.)
OCLC # 670430661
Additional Format Print version: Wu, Cheng-wen. Passion for life. Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2010 9789812838391 (OCoLC)636891788