How do patients really feel when they are in your care? What does it feel like to cure cancer? How are the children of oncologists affected when grief is a parent’s occupational hazard? These are the personal topics explored in the candid and inspirational mini-podcast series Your Stories: Conquering Cancer.
Priscilla Brastianos, MD, tells mentor Evanthia Galanis, MD, about the grandmother she never knew: a medical student who diagnosed her own fatal breast cancer. The legend of her grandmother, who practiced medicine even in her final days, inspired Priscilla to become an oncologist and physician scientist. The death of Priscilla’s mother from the same disease—and the promise the young doctor made to her in her final days—drives her unwavering commitment to conquer it.
To listen to Priscilla’s session and others like it, visit CONQUER.ORG/Storycorps. ■
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Your Stories: Conquering Cancer was produced in collaboration with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to preserving and sharing humanity’s stories.