The telephone message arrived in my EMR’s inbox. A patient’s daughter had called and wanted to ask some questions about her mother. Her mother, Louise*, had died about two weeks before.
I hesitated before calling her, recalling her mother’s cancer course.
Louise had been diagnosed with cancer at a relatively young age, in her late 40s. She received curative chemotherapy and radiation. She made it through treatment without any major complications, and she rarely complained about side effects, even though I knew she was probably having some. She achieved a remission, but it only lasted about a year.
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