Catherine Guthrie writes about women’s health. In her 20+ years as a freelance writer, she has contributed hundreds of articles to more than three dozen national magazines including AARP, The Magazine, All You, Arthritis Today, BabyCenter, Backpacker, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Health, Ms, Natural Health, O, The Oprah Magazine, OUT, Prevention, Self, San Francisco Magazine, Sunset, Time Magazine, Time.com, VIV, WebMD, and Yoga Journal. She is hard at work on her queer, feminist, breast cancer memoir FLAT .
It may scare you to realize this—but you, and not your doctors, are in charge of your medical care. They’re not gods, and you’re not a wuss. Got that? O shows how to fight (nicely) for the best possible treatment.