Janice Shen, MD
I remember holding my grandfather’s hand as he took his last breath, a soft sigh that meant the end of all the hardships he endured while battling metastatic colon cancer. I vowed then to become a hematologist/oncologist. Watching a family member suffer through an advanced stage of cancer gave me profound insight into the fears that accompany a terminal diagnosis. I always admired the compassion required of a cancer specialist and yearned for a career in which I could develop meaningful long-term relationships with my patients.
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