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Anonymous Junior Doctor - March 2016
"Experience of 'the other side' has led to awkward conversations with colleagues, but has also taught me so much and means my patients get a better deal from me. A junior doctor shares their personal cancer story."
"Being a junior doctor with a cancer diagnosis hasn't just been a handy practical lesson in empathy. We have standards we have to meet - too much sick leave, you don't progress. I started losing money as soon as my one month of allocated sick pay was up. These two factors have resulted in a reluctance to take time off."
"My type of cancer intertwines itself with my life. I have a scan, go to work, see my friends, have an operation, recover, go back to work, have another scan, another operation, another recovery, another wait. Fearful to look too far into the future, grateful for the present."
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Original source: www.theguardian.com