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28  Jan  16 lois-ramondetta category Lois Ramondetta

Palliative care in cervical cancer, part I | Lois Ramondetta, MD

As Cervical Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, I find myself more tormented and frustrated about the status of health care in the United States when I see a woman who has been diagnosed with, treated for, or dying from cervical cancer than I do with any other gynecologic cancer. Delivering bad news is never easy, but telling someone that they have cancer is especially difficult when we know it could have been prevented.
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14  Jan  16 michael-pearl category Michael Pearl

Death with Dignity | Michael L. Pearl, MD, FACOG, FACS

Some patients influence our lives in ways we never expect.

In July, 1989, I was a brand new chief resident, learning to manage an extremely busy and complicated gynecologic oncology service. With four active gynecologic oncologists, lengths of stay averaging a week and minimal outpatient chemotherapy, our inpatient census typically numbered in the 20’s.
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