Talking at the Edinburgh conference of the Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief campaign had two advantages for Dr Kate Granger: she had the chance to help advance a cause she believes in and to cross "seeing the pandas" off her bucket list.
Talking at the Edinburgh conference of the Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief campaign had two advantages for Dr Kate Granger: she had the chance to help advance a cause she believes in and to cross \"seeing the pandas\" off her bucket list.
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As a doctor and a patient, Kate Granger has faced terminal illness. We need to talk about it, she tells Joan McFadden
The list is becoming ever-more pressing for Dr Granger. The 31-year-old hospital doctor – who specialises in elderly medicine – is terminally ill. An Edinburgh University graduate who now lives in Yorkshire, she was diagnosed with a desmoplastic small-round-cell tumour, a rare but highly aggressive cancer causing growths in the abdomen, in July 2011. She was told it was likely she might only have 14 months to live.
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