To be good physicians, we must all fight against the battle against cancerBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5862 (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5862
- David W Berger, district medical officer, emergency medicine1
- 1Broome Hospital, Broome, WA 6725, Australia
I’m not a fighter, or at least I’m not a fighter when the fight is pointless. A fight “to beat” metastatic cancer is usually pointless.
This use of military metaphors1 chimes with modern Western ideas about fighting injustice. It’s a compelling idea (how could anyone say fighting injustice was bad?), unites most of us with a common purpose, and helps …