Scrolling through the computed tomography (CT) images, I (E.A.) saw the scattered lung nodules, evidence that my husband’s cancer was back. Just 5 years earlier, in 2000, he was diagnosed with chest wall sarcoma. I was a third-year radiology resident at the time and a mother of 2 young children, with a baby on the way. We had been through his original diagnosis of a 10-cm mass, involvement of 4 ribs, negative nodes, and no distant metastases, and he had undergone en bloc surgical resection and 14 months of chemotherapy—and here we were again. The cancer was back.
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Anthony E, Files K, Danhauer SC. Leaning Into Uncertainty and Discomfort With Hope. JAMA Oncol. Published online June 03, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.1496
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