Hard Questions

Hard Questions

Information overload

Once a patient hears “cancer,” they often stop listening. We could go on, spelling out the next steps and treatment options. But patients usually...

Hard Questions

The oncologist’s dilemma

What do you do when the evidence doesn’t line up with the patient’s wishes?

Hard Questions

When is the right time to stop treatment?

Patients often face a trade-off of more suffering with a small chance at remission, versus accepting no chance of cure but feeling well for as...

Hard Questions

Am I going to die?

In the debut column of Hard Questions, Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz explores thorny issues of patient care as she pursues her hematology and oncology...