If you are going to get diagnosed with cancer, better to do it during a pandemic. When your imaging-guided biopsy runs longer than expected, the nurses will show you the small windowless room down the hall from radiology where you can join your 11 am scheduled Zoom committee meeting, presenting slides from the neck up, with an ice pack and an ace bandage wrapped around your bruised chest. When they give you the call later that week, there’s no one around to see your expression change, to watch you numbly searching for answers on UpToDate while virtual meetings continue in the background.
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