The numbers are significant: 90,000 women will be diagnosed with a “below the belt” cancer this year, and unfortunately one-third of them will die. Often patients will say, “I didn’t know,” referring to the signs and symptoms, which often go unnoticed and undiagnosed until it is too late.
A one-time screening of “No Evidence of Disease” is set for Sunday, September 28 at the Edmonds Theatre. Proceeds from this screening will be donated to the nonprofit FORCE (Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered). You can purchase tickets for this event here.
Here’s the documentary’s backstory: In 2008, six cancer surgeons from across the U.S. discovered that their shared passion for medicine extended to music. What began as a one-time gig playing cover songs for fellow surgeons turned into a rock band, named for the words every cancer patient dreams of hearing, No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D).
The award-winning documentary of the same name, “No Evidence of Disease,” interweaves the harrowing experiences and remarkable courage of women, devoted families, and these dedicated musician-doctors. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, the surgeons are transformed into rising rock stars, and their patients and loved ones jump on the bandwagon, infusing the struggle for survival with heart, hope and rock ‘n’ roll.
The film was also featured in U.S. News and World Report and you can see the article here.