For a Hospice Pioneer, Still a Tough Call

Courtesy of the Brenner family Paul Brenner, who died last month, became a hospice director in New York City in his 50s. Family, friends, colleagues and parishioners said goodbye to Paul Brenner on Monday. He served as the associate pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco, where his funeral service was held. Mr.(…)

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Misunderstanding Chemo

Let’s start with a simple medical fact: Chemotherapy doesn’t cure people who have very advanced Stage 4 lung or colon cancer. Chemo can be quite effective at earlier stages. Even in late-stage disease, it may relieve symptoms for a while; it might help someone with tumors in his lungs breathe more easily, for example. Chemo(…)

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