Horrible disease story

I recently started following the MetaFilter blog Best Of MetaFilter. The Problem with Trusting a Prognosis links to this interview and book excerpt “The Chief Complaint: Dr. Otis Brawley” in Atlanta Magazine. The MetaFilter discussion has some good comments. Boing Boing posted it before then. Brawley is Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society and a professor at Emory. The excerpt is a harrowing account of breast cancer from his book How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America. Barnes-Jewish Hospital holds a position similar to Grady in Atlanta. I have seen not seen an automastectomy at BJH, but I have seen advanced cancer diagnosed for the first time including a fungating tumor and widely metastatic breast cancer. It ought to be better.

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Michael M. on April 26th 2012 in General

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