Are Lisa Adams' 165,000 posts too much? Why disclosure isn't overexposure
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Cancer is great material to work with. The comedian Tig Notaro discovered this after making the disease part of her routine. (Opening line: “Hello, I have cancer. How are you?”) Dozens of people in my profession–which has always had way too many smokers–wrote themselves into the grave, some quite elegantly. After my own cancer diagnosis, I swore I wasn’t going to turn my disease into magazine fodder.
Then, not long after I returned to work, a cancer story popped up that was related to my treatment, and the managing editor asked me if I was interested. I hesitated. How many pages?