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Cancer Essay

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 Summary pages 1-50 In the prologue of this book, writer talks about his patient Carla reed and his fellowship in oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Carla reed was a kinder garden school teacher, who lived a healthy life until stumbled with a life-threatening disease of Leukemia. The writer talks about how during the first four weeks of diseases doctors did not diagnose her with any disease. Then, Mukherjee talks about how dark and devastating it was when most of his patients died due to cancer. And unanswerable questions of his patient got him more involved with cancer. This involvement with...

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