A tale of two families dealing with cancer
There is more to a diagnosis of serious disease than medical treatment and clinical outcome.
A life-threatening illness such as cancer can have a catastrophic impact on family relationships. Conversely it can bring people together in life-affirming ways.
Two contrasting cases recently presented themselves to me in quick succession.
Michelle is a 41-year-old Indigenous friend and patient of mine. She has an invasive cervical sarcomatous malignancy which is resistant to further radiotherapy.
She is a