Kurt Langbein is one of the most accomplished and most renowned medical journalists in the world; his book BITTER PILLS has sold millions of copies. As a journalist, he reports about the life and death of cancer patients and about scientific attempts at defeating this illness in newspapers, books and TV documentaries.
Then, without warning, he received his own diagnosis. His diary from the months of desperation and hope, and the fight for survival offers painful and hopeful insights into the patients’ situations in a radical subjectivity. And the recollections of the many encounters with researchers and therapists show what the current scientific knowledge on cancer actually is, which methods of treatment promise success and why faith can heal.