The 1st mortality since I started my residency. She refused any form of diagnostics for her tongue lesion until it was too late.
It would be understandable if it was just the fear but from interviews, it had more to do with irrational beliefs - the cancer would spread faster if it was probed, it was already there so what good would a biopsy do... etc.
Frustrating part was when she eventually agreed to be treated, the disease had already weakened her that it was only a matter of time.
And time ran out today.
Men’s Retreat on May 20-21, 2017
4 days ago