Discussion with a Medical Oncologist

During a visit to Oncology… 

On curing cancer:

“People will tell you that cancer can’t be cured. But I’ll tell you this: Cancer is about the only disease that can be cured.

By and large, most diseases are not cured, they are managed. And there is nothing wrong with that.

The question is, can we cut it out? And, more importantly, can we put the patient back together again afterwards?”

On adjuvant/neoadjuvant therapy:

“Of course we would love to blast the tumour with a lethal dose. The problem is the patient’s in the way.”

On why men can get breast cancer:

“There’s no such thing as a man – we’re just a woman who’s gone horribly wrong.”

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