Hannah and Max Bennett's mom has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and suddenly the whole world feels like it has been put on hold. To her relief, Hannah discovers that having cancer in the family doesn't keep birthdays, Halloween, or Christmas from coming, and even cancer can't keep here little brother Max from occasionally being a pest.
In this reassuring novel for middle-grade readers, Hannah and her family experience a range of emotions as they face Mom's cancer diagnosis. In the process, Hannah learns a lot about breast cancer, and a bit about herself, too. In a gentle and sometimes amusing manner, Cancer Slam humanizes breast cancer and reminds the reader that life goes on, even in the face of adversity.