Dr. Linda Eckert with Diane Mapes — 'Enough: Because We Can Stop Cervical Cancer'

A leading expert in cervical cancer prevention, Dr. Linda Eckert takes her years of experience and weaves it together with the voices of the courageous women who use their own experience of cervical cancer to advocate for change.


Third Place Books welcomes Dr. Linda Eckert, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington, for a presentation on her new book, Enough: Because We Can Stop Cervical Cancer. This heart-breaking, yet hopeful, book takes the reader through the world of cervical cancer with evidence-based information, personal stories, and actionable outcome. She will be joined in conversation by journalist Diane Mapes. This event is free and open to the public.

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About Enough. . .

Cervical cancer kills almost 350,000 women each year. What's more horrifying, is that millions have died of this disease that's nearly 100% preventable. It's no secret that healthcare is full of inequities, with a severe lack of accessible screening programs. But women's health care is also impeded by cultural, gender, and political barriers, issues that have combined to create devastating consequences. A leading expert in cervical cancer prevention, Dr Linda Eckert takes her years of experience and weaves it together with the voices of the courageous women who use their own experience of cervical cancer to advocate for change. This heart-breaking, yet hopeful, book takes you through the world of cervical cancer with evidence-based information, personal stories and actionable outcomes. Society flourishes when women have access to safe and affordable healthcare. Together we can make this need a reality and eliminate the world's most preventable cancer.
 

Praise for Enough. . .

"Beautifully written, Enough is a searing call to arms, for too many women are dying of cervical cancer when we have the tools to save their lives. The unnecessary human cost of cervical cancer is a scandal, and one that Dr. Eckert is determined to fix."
—Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times and co-author of Half the Sky

"Eckert presents an urgent and powerful call to action to save lives, based on her decades of practice and research around the world. Enough is an essential resource for anyone concerned with public health, women's rights, and addressing racial and national inequities in healthcare."
—Anjli Parrin, Director, Global Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School

"This is a beautifully written powerful tale of truth and hope, as Dr. Eckert combines her authoritative work with cervical cancer prevention alongside the inspiring voices of women from all over the world."
—Princess Nono Simelela, Former WHO Assistant Director General for Strategic Priorities

"Cervical cancer cannot be a disease of inequities anymore and the role of this book is crucial to always remember this. Thanks to the author for this essential piece of advocacy."
—Nathalie Broutet, Nathalie Broutet, M.D., Ph.D., Lead of the cervical cancer elimination initiative (2005–2022), WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights


Linda O. Eckert is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington and an internationally recognized expert in immunizations and cervical cancer prevention. For over thirty years, Dr Eckert has worked at Seattle's Harborview Hospital, treating people from all around the world. Frequently in the spotlight for her expertise in HPV vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings, Dr Eckert is passionate in her drive to eliminate this deadly disease.

Former freelance journalist Diane Mapes writes about public health, scientific research and the cancer experience for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, she went from covering dating, lifestyle and singles issues to science, “cancer whispering” and patient advocacy. A former humor columnist for the Seattle P-I and the author of hundreds of essays and articles for NBC News, CNN, MSN, Seattle Times, etc., she also writes fiction (and music!) and is currently hawking a funny novel about the cancer industrial complex. Follow her on Twitter @double_whammied.


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