For those on the margins, access to cancer care is a struggle

Sarah* is a new patient, referred to me because she is having difficulty deciding on treatment for breast cancer. I don’t know much else about her, and a quick review of her electronic medical record tells me that she is 48 years old and has hormone-positive disease in her left breast. There are numerous missed appointments, and it appears that her biopsy was well over six months ago. I suspect that I’m in for an interesting appointment. Most newly diagnosed patients want treatment...

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