I thought to myself that if Bobby, a senior in high school, a young man with his whole life in front of him, wasn't asking "why," then I had no right to do so. Instead, I told myself I would find a purpose, a purpose for this brain tumor.
In order to succeed we will also have to radically change the way we practice medicine. Matching macroscopic symptoms with standardized drugs just won't do. Each cancer patient is a new scientific problem.
An unexpected lump in Anna Kril's left breast gave her a crash course in cancer survival. Spunky and savvy, she was appalled at the lack of resources in Queens for breast cancer sufferers like herself.
The tumor grew in my throat while I was enrolled in a clinical trial testing a drug that had mild-to-moderate side effects and held most of the rest of the many tumors in my lungs and chest in check during the test.