Educational Cancer posts
Cancer like Life can be Complex: Cancer Biology in the 21st Century for the Non Physician Non Scientist
I wanted to be a pediatric oncologist by the time I was in middle school. My interest sparked by the movie “6-weeks” and an endless obsession with movies focused on sick children. Later, I discovered a fascination in cancer biology: the tumor’s ability to sustain its own growth, travel to distant sites and actively evade […]
Pediatric Oncology is a great example of a field of medicine where clinical trials are routinely leading to improved therapies. The first response when I tell someone that I am a pediatric oncologist is “how sad”. If I respond that “more children are cured than are not cured of their cancer (depending on the […]
Reader’s Question: My doctor says that some cancer is too microscopic to be picked up on PET&CT then how can they ever give a patient an all clear or NED?
The email of the question that I will be answering was titled “stupid question”. For clarification, I mean it when I say there really are NO stupid questions. Doctors spend time around other doctors and we speak a common language that we learned in medical school. Understandably, this can sometimes result in not explaining things […]