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McCain is considered a warrior. But is that the right metaphor for his struggle with cancer?

The metaphor was inevitable. Moments after the news of Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor reached the internet, he was being pinned with the badge of the cancer warrior. Tweets from others, like ...
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Four keys to living well - From the terminally ill

Palliative care physician Ira Byock suggests how we might fill a loved one's final days with joy and forgiveness. My father, Seymour, was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in 1980, while ...
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