Two speakers will be at the Milford Library on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. to answer questions about cancer and explain jargon.
Milford resident Marion Morra and her sister Eve Potts are experts in making difficult medical information easily understood.
They are the co-authors of four best selling patient self-help books — CHOICES: A Sourcebook for Cancer Information, (Avon, 1980, 1987, 1994; Harper-Collins, 2004); The Prostate Cancer Answer Book, (Avon, 1996); Triumph: Getting Back to Normal When You Have Cancer, (Avon, 1990) and Understanding Your Immune System, (Avon, 1986).
Choices, the first major self-help book for cancer patients and their families to be published in this country, is still the major resource in the field.
Morra is an international expert in health communications. She is the former associate director of the Yale Cancer Center and chair of the board of the American Cancer Society and a member of the board of directors of the International Cancer Information Services Group.
President of Morra Communications, a medical and health communications consulting firm, her clients range from the National Cancer Institute to private corporations and from universities and cancer centers around the United States to those in Canada, Europe and Asia.
Potts has been writing about medical subjects for more than 30 years. She has served as a medical writer and consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services and to many medically oriented companies and institutions.
She is the author of the book, Westport: A Special Place, and she recently curated the exhibition “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport,” highlighting the 761 covers designed between 1925 and 1989 by 16 artists living in the area.
She is currently co-authoring an accompanying coffee table book.