Sometimes in cancer communication research it's hard to get the
patient experience, including the experience of loved ones.
Sometimes it's impossible, when we're too distant from
understanding what our patients and family members are really going
through. Aleksandar Hemon, writing in the June 13 & 20th double
issue of The New Yorker, does a beautiful crystalline job with
life's most difficult task of retelling his family's ordeal with
their baby daughter and her cancer. If you think you're getting the
patient perspective in your data-collection, think again. Read
Hemon's "The Aquarium: A Tale of Two Daughters."