When he entered the exam room to see his first patient of the day, Mikkael Sekeres, MD, finds a doctor from another department sitting in his chair, typing away at the computer on his tiny desk. Read more in an excerpt of his New York Times essay, "Letters to the Doctor."
A stress test result compels a doctor to try to get in to see a cardiologist. As the days drag by before he hears back, he sees firsthand what some patients go through with the waiting game.
Telling family, friends and colleagues about your cancer diagnosis is among the most personal and sensitive issues you could face. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, tells the story of a man who kept his cancer secret.
A working group from the National Cancer Institute recommends changing the definition of cancer to help improve approaches to the disease. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, talks about this welcome shift.
Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America six months after leaving the show for cancer treatment. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres talks about the challenges of returning to work while battling a serious illness.
"Laughter is the best medicine" is a cliché, but it’s common for a reason. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, talks about how his gentle teasing of his patients helps them feel better.
An expert offers ways to cope with, and think about, a life-altering event like a cancer diagnosis.
Ninety percent of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) cases have no known cause. The remaining 10 percent of MDS cases arise as a result of treatment for other cancers.