U.S. National Institutes of Health

From Cancer Vixen: A True Story, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, 2006

Courtesy Marisa Acocella Marchetto and Penguin Random House LLC

Cancer Vixen is the story of author and artist Marisa Marchetto’s diagnosis of breast cancer and her subsequent treatment.

In this panel, Marchetto shows us the moment of her diagnosis—when her world came to an end.

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