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How to Talk About Dying

The New York Times Opinionator by Ellen Goodman I was 25 when I flew home for my father’s last birthday. His cancer had returned and he would die three months later at the age of 57. What I remember most about that weekend was the large rectangular gift box he opened. My mother had bought him a new suitcase. I don’t know if that suitcase qualifies my family for the …Read More

Teens Dying Of Cancer Face Intensive Treatments In The Final Days

On the big screen, Hazel and Gus, the teenage couple from The Fault in Our Stars, walk the streets of Amsterdam hand in hand, sip champagne at a fancy restaurant and gaze at each other lovingly on a park bench overlooking a canal. For a moment, you almost forget that Hazel has thyroid cancer and Gus has osteosarcoma. In real life, most teenagers and young adults with terminal cancer have …Read More