He sat there holding his wife’s hands and hugging her as tightly as he possibly could. Tears were streaming down her face, and she was vulnerable to the diagnosis I had just bestowed upon her. Cancer, the “C” letter word nobody wanted to hear, suddenly invaded the lives of this newly married couple.
Multiple thoughts were running through my mind before bestowing her this fatal and life changing diagnosis to her: How do I tell her she has metastatic end stage pancreatic cancer caught tragically late? Do I proceed to the point? How many family members should be present?
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