5 Tips for Living With Radical Uncertainty

A Black oncologist and cancer survivor passes on her wisdom

Closeup of hand of a patient at hospital with IV drip.
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I would hate to think that cancer has taught me any lessons.

In the deeply clichéd sense, that is probably true. I have not changed my diet. I am still impatient, flappable. I do not cherish every moment. I do not consider my experience “a gift.” I did not alter my…