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Fears from a medical student
  1. Arpan V Prabhu,
  2. Ahmed Kashkoush
  1. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  1. Correspondence to : Arpan V. Prabhu, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 518 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States; prabhuav2{at}

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Crisp, unstained white coat. Lab results in hand.

The diagnosis: brain cancer with pseudopallisading necrosis.

His prognosis is poor. Only three months left for him.

But I wasn't taught how …

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