Hell & Back

Wife & Mother, Doctor & Patient, Dragon Slayer

by Tali Lando Aronoff MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781480861756
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781480861763
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781480861770

About the Book

A hilariously funny and informative memoir to guide breast cancer patients, their families and friends through the rocky terrain. Dr. Aronoff is the perfect Sherpa.

Impossibly deep armpits, wigs named Brenda, nipples shaped like bullets and when to play the “C-card.” These are some of the things they never tell you about breast cancer.

In this uplifting and poignant tale, Dr. Tali Lando Aronoff shares an honest account of her journey through the various stages of advanced breast cancer and beyond. As a pediatric ENT surgeon and mother of two toddlers and an infant just out of the Neonatal ICU, she was blind-sided by her cancer diagnosis.

This well-crafted and appealing book uses small-bite storytelling to explore heavy topics such as body image and complex relationships with friends and family. Dr. Aronoff’s voice is unique and relatable combining the knowledge-base of a physician and the personal insight of a patient.

This is the book for the recently diagnosed, those in the thick of it or those who are finished with the battle, their family and friends and everyone else in between, including the doctors who care for them.

“Candid and honest… her perspective as a doctor shines through… heart-warming… filled with truth… I laughed out loud. Patients will surely benefit…”

Subuhee Hussein, MD, Oncologist

“Loved it. Totally relatable and informative. F*@ck Cancer!”

Sara C., Breast Cancer Survivor

 “Health care providers can learn a lot from reading this… It is so important to understand the full impact of this illness on the patients we care for. Dr. Lando Aronoff is a surgeon and outstanding writer.”

Carolyn Wasserheit, MD, Oncologist

About the Author

Tali Lando Aronoff, M.D., is a full-time pediatric otolaryngology (ENT) surgeon with a busy practice split between her offices and the operating room. She is also a mother of three young girls and an enthusiastic scuba diver and breast cancer survivor. She grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and lived in New York City for a decade before settling in Westchester, New York, with her husband and children.