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In Advanced Breast Cancer, Sometimes the Patient Knows Best
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On 10/23/2017 I had a phone conversation with a patient in Virginia. She had been diagnosed in December 2012 with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer and received appropriate and aggressive therapy. In 2015 the disease recurred. After a...
Wisdom Imparted From A Cancer Patient To His Physician: Lessons Learned
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The practice of medicine offers physicians the opportunity to meet people from many walks of life. In medical oncology, the...
Do Doctors Have Egg on Their Faces?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Few of us have escaped the medical community's admonition that eggs are a hazard to our health. Based on the cholesterol found...
Drug Resistant Acute Myeloid Leukemia Meets Its Match
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Among the diseases that hematologist-oncologists regularly treat, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) can be viewed as a qualified...
In Sarcoma, Does The Absence Of Mutations Mean There Is No Cancer?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I was recently approached by the father of a young patient with recurrent sarcoma. After several surgeries and multiple courses...
In Cancer Medicine, the Most Dangerous People Are Often the "Experts"
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Many people may be aware of the controversies surrounding micro-nutrition, diet and lifestyle, vitamin supplementation and...
Choosing Therapy For Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer: What Are The Criteria?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Pancreatic cancer afflicts 53,000 patients each year in the U.S. and has overtaken breast cancer as the third leading cause of...

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