Ending Cancer Treatment: One Patient's Choice

For a quarter century, Irene Stark had stood by the operating table as a nurse, watching over patients in triumph and tragedy alike. "I'd been there 25 years, and I've seen the good and the bad," she said. So when her doctor came in to talk to the 82-year-old Arizona woman in June 2006 about her own need for surgery to excise her cancer, she understood just how risky the procedure would be. But once she understood the scope of her prognosis, she decided it was time to give up the fight....Full Story
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