Welcome to the second episode of the Season 3 GOSH Podcast! Today we are featuring Helen Epstein, endometrial cancer survivor and the author of the book “Getting Through It: My Year of Cancer During Covid”. In this episode, Helen talks about her experiences navigating endometrial cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic and her motivation behind writing the book.
Helen Epstein is the author, co-author, translator or editor of ten books of narrative nonfiction. She became a journalist at the age of 20 and became the first tenured woman journalism professor at New York University, teaching about 1000 students over 12 years. She guest lectures extensively at universities, libraries, and religious institutions in North America and abroad. Just after Covid arrived in North America, journalist Helen Epstein was diagnosed with endometrial cancer — one of a predicted 66,570 new cases of cancer of the uterine body in the United States in 2021. Helen wrote a memoir called “Getting Through It”, a candid and eye-opening account of a medical steeplechase of surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy, bringing together reporting, research, and elements of memoir to tell an important story.
Helen's book "Getting Through It: My Year of Cancer during Covid ":
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