Living Cancer: Stories from an Oncologist, Father, and Survivor
Long days, important decisions, difficult conversations. A doctor’s work is never truly done.
After working as a pediatric oncologist for 40 years, Dr. Michael Weiner has collected a multitude of stories. From the best case scenarios to the worst, Dr. Weiner has chosen to share some of the most memorable and heartbreaking moments of his career.
Always in close contact with pain and heartbreak, his accounts express his willingness to help patients and their families through great times of need. His observations about cancer are further informed when his daughter was diagnosed with cancer as well as his own personal cancer journey.
About the Author
For over four decades, Dr. Michael Weiner has worked as a pediatric oncologist in some of our nation’s top medical facilities. His has been recognized and rewarded as head of Pediatric Oncology and Vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
He has made major contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with leukemia and lymphoma and has been nationally recognized as a leader in the field.
Dr. Weiner is most proud of the work he’s done with Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund a 501(c)(3) grassroots charitable organization he founded 25 years ago to support patients and families, education, special programs and research.