—Dr. Robert Buckman

“In Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer, Dr Marla Shapiro sensitively and perceptively describes the double pressures (and more!) of being a breast cancer patient as well as being a physician — and Canada’s most well-known and much admired doctor at that. A large number of my patients with breast cancer have said how Dr Marla’s example inspires them, and makes them feel better able to cope and understand their situation. This book will greatly add to that effect and is a welcome portrayal of the difficulties, the obstacles, the setbacks and the frustrations as well as the victories, the gains and (unexpectedly) the benefits of potentially serious illness.”