cancer

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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

In May in my fifty-seventh year, I spoke in an innovative series known as Narrative Rounds at Columbia University medical school in New York City. As a cancer survivor, this meant a great deal to me. It was here that skilled medical teams finally diagnosed the rare form of cancer...

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Surviving Terminal Cancer

Many years ago, a very dear friend and I had a conversation about whether we would still do our best to keep our physical bodies as long as possible, if we had a terminal illness. You see, we had a friend who had a very serious wasting illness, and a...

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