Monday, September 12, 2016

Not the Last Goodbye

''I knew the prognosis. Sooner or later, it would come back. I could slow down the inevitable; I could gain a few years. But there was nothing I could do to make this cancer disappear forever. So this was it. This was the relapse. The Big One.'' - David Servant-Schreiber, MD, PhD

We had lost an icon who had fought his cancer in the brain well for nineteen years. David Servant- Schreiber passed away in 2011 after a relapse of cancer in his brain. David's first book "Anti Cancer" has become mainstream reading on cancer management and coping with it. We had learnt to accept cancer, learnt how to look after our terrain and learnt all his deep insights and passion to help cancer patients.

David wrote another best seller "Not the last goodbye - On life, death, healing and cancer " just before his passing. All cancer survivors should read this book. David had put a lot of his thoughts and experience on his relapse. How did it ever happened despite he was an avid follower of his own prescriptions in anti-cancer? What went wrong? But still he had survived for nineteen years, given that cancer in the brain is somewhat more difficult to manage and cope. Thank you David for your last goodbye to us. You have made the difference in all of us cancer survivors. RIP.

Farewell Dr David Servant-Schreiber. The world shall remember you always. 

Allen Lai

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