The Day I Started Lying to Ruth
A cancer doctor on losing his wife to cancer.
"We were finally caught in cancer’s Zugzwang, the point in the game where all possible moves make you worse off. The point that the other 40,000 women each year who die from breast cancer in the United States also encounter in one way or another. I will never again be mystified, as I had been with many patients, by why someone who is at the precipice of death seeks out yet another shot at treatment, even with something harmful that has a near-zero chance of helping. “Why not?” was suddenly a winning argument."Posted on 2014-05-07T05:39:48+0000