Title: Mom’s Cancer
Author: Brian Fies
Illustrator: Brian Fies
Primary Health Topic: Lung Cancer
Secondary Health Topic(s): Caregiving
Special Considerations: N/A
Publication Date: March 31, 2006
GM Review: Guest Review by Ed C.
Annotation: Mom’s Cancer chronicles the journey through the diagnosis and treatment of the titular Mom’s lung cancer. Fies tells the story as a caregiver of his mother. He describes the discussions, which are heated at times, with his sisters and mother about the illness. The story features an honest look into the difficulties around caring for a loved one and around navigating the healthcare system. The comic beautifully illustrates symptoms and emotions around cancer and cancer treatment.
Annotated By: Alice Jaggers