Cancer

My journey through the big C – when doctor became patient

As a GP, Youssef El-Gingihy ought to have spotted the warning signs for cancer. But like many people, he dismissed them. Here he talks about the voyage the illness took him on, the incredible advances in treatment in recent years, and the prospects for a cure

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Dean Eastmond I was diagnosed with cancer at 20 – this is what people should know

While waiting for a coffee to be made here in the US, a cleaner approached me asking if I had cancer (I mean, it’s pretty obvious). Her 19-year-old son also had cancer and was being treated a couple of hours away. She was tirelessly working four jobs to help cover the costs that weren’t included in her son’s health insurance and, because of that, couldn’t afford to visit him