I recently read a graphic novel called Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acochella Marchetto. It is the story of a 40 something comic artist living in New York, about to be married and she discovers she has breast cancer. it is her rendition of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery path. I had never really read a graphic novel (other than Nick bantoc's Griffin & Sabine books -- which I LOVED and recommend but am not sure they really count as graphic novels). I really enjoyed Cancer vixen -- I own it but it was hard to find. I had to order it on amazon.