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CommonHealth: A Woman's Decision To End Cancer Treatment10:33

Colleen Lum and her daughter, Kiara. (Courtesy)
Colleen Lum and her daughter, Kiara. (Courtesy)
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Colleen Lum was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer 13 years ago. Now, after some 160 rounds of chemotherapy and after seeing her two children grow into adulthood, Lum decided to stop treatment and prepare for death.

She spoke about her decision as part of a collaboration between WBUR's CommonHealth and Health Story Collaborative.


Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on August 8, 2016.


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