I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Indianapolis Colts’ Head Coach Chuck Pagano lately, so I thought I would dedicate a blog entry to discussing his disease and prognosis. Coach Pagano was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a form of blood cancer that typically carries a rather grim long-term prognosis in adults.  While early reports were quite sketchy on the details of Pagano’s presenting symptoms, it seems that ...

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Last week was tough.  I had to refer several patients to hospice, and a few more received bad news regarding their disease.  This has always been the toughest part of my job, but it’s also the part patients need me to handle best.  I have to remind myself that no matter how hard it is for me to give bad news, the patient and their families are the ones receiving ...

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