The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing (Saudi Arabian proverb).

Ritu Lakhtakia*

*Corresponding author for this work

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These "reflections" offer a glimpse into Cancer sociology, through the eyes of a pathologist intimately involved in interdisciplinary management, at an Oncology centre. The interaction of a specialist, usually relatively remote from direct patient contact with cancer patients, evolved from diagnostician to confidante and co-traveler along a difficult journey. The range of shared experiences, the mutual human and humane accruals of this camaraderie are traced through a quarter century of living within the world of cancer and with those afflicted by it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-203
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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