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Why I Wrote The Rx That Helped My Cancer Patient Die

HuffPost Personal column by D. Ross Camidge, professor of medicine: “To put this in context, I am a medical oncologist. I treat cancer, specifically lung cancer ― the most common serious cancer there is. I am proud of the achievements of the university program that I direct, where we have consistently pushed against the status quo, developing new treatments and new approaches to control this disease, and where our five-year survival rates for advanced lung cancer run up to four times the national average. As such, a process designed to actively end someone’s life ― to seem to be ‘giving in’ instead of fighting for every good day ― was different and unsettling.”

Huffington Post, June 26, 2019

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