Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 3, 2007

Wisdom from the Cheerful Oncologist

Today, The Cheerful Oncologist reminded me why he was one of my role models when I first started blogging, as he takes on the issue of palliative care: As often as rain falls from the skies do patients reach that point in their illness where their doctor says “There is nothing more I can do…

Obviously a male conspiracy is at work here

Two days after the holidays are over, and I’m still taking care of unfinished business from last year. Still, the study I’m about to discuss is making the rounds of the blogosphere, and because it’s about breast cancer risk I felt the need to weigh in. This is particularly true, given some of the representations…