Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about dying (link here). It was an in depth reflection about the choices I see people make when confronting disease that has escaped control. While the post was well received and I got a lot of positive feedback, I recognize that I barely scratched the surface of a really important topic.
I would therefore like to continue to put up a variety of multimedia topics on the post that I think do a good job diving into a very difficult topic - because the topic is strangely taboo for many doctors and patients.
A while back, I added a podcast on hospice that I thought was especially good (link here)
Now Atul Gawande has put together a frontline video. Not sure if you ever watch frontline - but it doesn't pull any punches. Atul writes regularly for the New Yorker and really has a clear voice on many important topics. The video is getting very favorable reviews - so I wanted to post a link to it from the blog. Not necessarily a happy joyful topic, but a sober view to consider (link here).
In the meantime, we ARE making huge progress against CLL and NHL. I am more excited about research than ever before. I now find myself wondering if CLL or even follicular lymphoma might become curable cancers in the next ten years with emerging technologies. Please know that there is a lot of plausible hope out there - just putting these links out there to expose something that doesn't get the attention it deserves.
Thanks for reading (and listening and viewing).