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The physician as patient

What happens when a physician is diagnosed with the very disorder she treats? Marisa Weiss, MD, a Philadelphia oncologist and founder of, saw breast cancer patients for two decades before finding out she had the disease earlier this year. ("When it happened to me, it was a shock," she says.)

Weiss recently shared her story on NPR's Fresh Air; audio of the interview was just posted online, and it's worth a listen.

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