A snake twisted around a needle and syringe, a twisted version of the medical symbol.

The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care

by Anne Boyer Author

Right after her 41st birthday, poet Anne Boyer was diagnosed with a highly aggressive cancer. In this harrowing memoir of survival, The Undying tells the story of a struggling single mother and caregiver whose life is upended by catastrophic illness, as well as highlighting the lessons she learned and the people she met along the way. From cancer vloggers, fetishists, and hoaxers to the inherent sexism in medicine, Boyer and several other women give their personal accounts of their experiences with cancer, dying, and recovering.