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Cancer Slang

December 30th, 2006 · 26 Comments

I could probably write page after page on just the linguistics of oncology. I’ve realized, after a few years at this, that how I speak (word choice, tone, etc.) is often as important as what I say. I’ve also noticed that parents devise their own ‘cancer slang’ as much as physicians do. […]

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Tags: Cancer · Language · Oncology · Pharmacology

Prices Drop, Stomachs Roll

December 26th, 2006 · 9 Comments

One of the prescriptions that I write for the most is not a chemotherapy drug. It’s for Vitamin Z. Zofran (ondansetron). It’s a staple of our trade. It is for oncologists what Lasix (furosemide) is for cardiologists, and what Flonase (fluticasone) is for allergists. We give it out […]

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Tags: FDA · Oncology · Pharmacology

The Grey Zone

September 9th, 2006 · 2 Comments

This little blurb is more of a reminder to myself than a real post. I’ve been meaning to write about the uncertainty which is unfortunately, well, the only certainty about medicine. One of the benefits of being a physician - that is, one of the stripes that I’m happier about finally earning - […]

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Tags: Medicine · Pharmacology

A loss in the leukemia world …

March 18th, 2006 · 1 Comment

From time to time, particularly when I’m on-call like tonight (yes, I’m on call again for bone marrow transplant), I surf some of my favorite little corners of the internet. One of the more morbid corners that I typical go to is the obituary section of the NY Times. I can’t explain it. […]

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Tags: Cancer · Pharmacology · Rant · Science