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- Khurum Hayat Khan, senior house officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Belvoir Park Hospital, Belfast
I work as an senior house officer in clinical oncology. At times it is moving yet peaceful to share the distress of some terminally ill patients. On other occasions I feel helpless that I cannot help.
I cannot forget a talk I had with a woman with advanced breast cancer. She …