Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, only understood his father’s passion for art on canvas after his father’s deteriorating health revealed the passion’s purpose.
Fifty years ago, U.S. adults were far more likely to die of heart disease. A new multimedia timeline spotlights advances since 1967 that helped change that.
Facing a life-threatening illness like cancer, patients look to their physician for reassurance and hope. “The compassionate part of me aches to alleviate my patients’ fears,” Cleveland Clinic oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, writes. But what happens when they want more certainty?
Oncologists often have to deliver bad news to their patients, but repetition doesn’t make the task any easier. Relaying complex information about test results, treatment plans, risks and survival chances is challenging, writes Cleveland Clinic oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS — especially with patients who have comprehension difficulties.