Story Preview: Dr. Michael Williamson

Cancer, Facing Cancer in East Central Indiana

The following is a preview from Dr. Michael Williamson’s story written by Dagny Zupin

People assume my job as an oncologist is debilitating, aggressive, rough — like the disease. And it is. Cancer is draining and challenging. But the disease walks a fine line. The same line I walk.

I teeter on the edge. The line we walk— cancer and I — is thin, barely dividing the light and dark.

Cancer is rough. No doubt about that. When I take these cases, I’m not just caring for the disease. The disease does not come into my office, sit down in a chair and wait for my advice. The disease comes creeping in, taking the form of a young woman and her concerned father, a shuffling old man and his fearful child. I care for the patients and their families…

If you would like to read more about Dr. Williamson and many others affected by cancer, attend the Facing Cancer event at Muncie Civic Theatre, Saturday, March 19 at 7:00pm. The free event is open to the public and will be accepting donations for cancer organizations in East Central Indiana.

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