When a Cancer Surgeon Becomes a Cancer Patient

‘I now know that I actually knew very little’

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“Why me?”

It’s a question I often hear among my patients when I share a new diagnosis of cancer. People want to know why. Is it their fault? Did a family history catch up with them? Did they smoke or drink too much, should they have exercised more, was there a genetic component…

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