Anyone's death hurts. A young person's death - hurts even more. A young person's death whom you have cared for - hurts like anything.
I recently lost someone who I have cared for the past few years. Lovely person. Always joking around. Surrounded by a caring spouse and children. They were the person's universe.
Diagnosing difficult and rare cancers makes it harder to find good treatment options. We struggled and managed to get access to expensive medications - via a free access program. I have to thank the pharmaceutical company who provided these medications for free.
Once these medications stopped working - the cancer returned with a vengeance and life faded away.
I think about the spouse and the little children. What would they do? What would they think? I think about all the unsaid things. I think about all the things which could not be done.
Life can be brutal. Life can be tragic.
We grieve. We learn. We keep caring.
Cancer, Medicine and Life: A cancer and medicine blog to help on the journey of life. Medicine and Medical Oncology are rapidly changing fields and is hard for most people to keep up. A diagnosis of any illness, in particular cancer is devastating news for anyone, and the hope is that we can share knowledge and support each other.