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Title The Long Ride from Singapore: Two Surgeons on a Motorcycle Journey across Asia for Cancer  
ISBN 978 981 4779 30 2
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
Prof Philip Iau
Specifications 130 x 198 mm / 368 pp / paperback
Publication Date Aug-2017
Target Audience General interest readers, motorcycle and/or travel enthusiasts
Price (SGD) SGD 23.35 BUY NOW
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About the Book

They had all come with a breast lump. A mammogram would have discovered their cancers months, possibly years earlier.

“So if good care is available, why don’t they come?” Mike asks again.

“I don’t know,” I say again, “I don’t think the problem is a surgical one though.”

Silence for a moment. Mike exhales slowly and stretches out in the chair, a sure sign something’s brewing.

“We should find out,” he says finally, “on this ride.”

In 2014, breast surgeons Philip Iau and Mikael Hartman from the breast cancer
team at Singapore’s National University Hospital set off on an epic journey by
motorcycle from Singapore to Stockholm over 100 days. It was a ride with a cause
to meet breast cancer patients across diff erent Asian countries and understand how
cultural factors shape att itudes to the disease. Spanning 17 countries and the entire
sweep of the Silk Road, this was more than the run-of-the-mill adventure holiday.
Th en things start to go seriously wrong, and the Long Ride becomes more about
overcoming the odds than ever intended.

Compellingly narrated and movingly portrayed, this is an unforgettable story
of fear, courage, growth, acceptance and wisdom.

About the Author

Dr Philip Iau is a specialist in Breast Cancer and Trauma Surgery. He heads both Breast Cancer and Trauma workgroups in the National University Hospital, where he is appointed as Clinical Associate Professor. He published widely in both breast cancer and trauma research, and has an avid interest in how cultural factors affect how Asian women relate to breast cancer behaviour. His contention is that more work needs to be done to understand breast cancer patients in order to culturally contextualise the relevant breast health message, and not just to understand the disease itself. 
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