“But who is going to see these family members…”

Liz B | Clinician |

“But who is going to see these family members, and who is going to do these colonoscopies?” – Dr.Babe Gaolebale

This week I saw a young man in his early 30’s who was diagnosed and treated with colon cancer.  He got surgery to remove the cancer, and afterward he got chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells in his body. He finished the chemotherapy at the end of 2014.  When he came to see me Continue…

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Frustration Boils Over

Liz B | Clinician |

“The doctor told me not to worry. He said as long as the mass in my breast wasn’t bleeding or painful, it would be fine. He sent me home.” – a breast cancer patient

I got into a heated argument with Dr. Zola about the delayed diagnosis of cancer in Botswana. In clinic, I had seen a young woman, exactly my age, who felt a mass in her breast more than a year ago. Continue…

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Learning Across Boundaries

David B | Clinician |

The word “community” can be defined as  “a group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists.”  The patients, family members,

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