VIEWPOINT Chemotherapy: A Senior Surgeon’s Personal Challenge Philip H. Gordon, M.D. Montreal, Quebec, Canada t has been a long time since I have put pen to paper. This My perceptive 3-year–old grandson even asked his moth- is different from my many years as an academic sur- er, “Is Zaidie sick? He is sleeping all the time.” Igeon, when abundant writing was part of my daily life, The major thrust of this missive is to encourage physi- whether writing a manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal, a cians who are managing patients on any kind of chemo- research protocol, or a book chapter or book. I believed that therapeutic protocol to familiarize themselves with the when I received my diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic can- active agents so that they can accurately and more com- cer 1 year ago, my writing days were over. However, I have pletely explain them to their patients and thus provide a been prodded by colleagues and friends to document from more informed consent. Words do matter. I believe that it the other side of the fence, if you will, about my personal ex- is imperative for physicians to inform themselves so that perience of the nature
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