What do you do when a colleague has cancer?

This year has brought about change — the theme of 2017. As it comes to a close and I reflect back, it is so hard to believe what is going on in the world today, let alone just the United States. In 2017, I graduated from my internal medicine residency training program, passed my board exam and celebrated my one-year wedding anniversary. I helped my family cope with my grandmother’s progressive dementia and supported them as we realized she could no longer live at home. Despite all of these big life events, nothing made me feel the way I felt after I heard that a colleague of mine still finishing residency was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. It is the type of information that we a...

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