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Stopped in My Tracks: A Physician's Collection of Cancer Patients' Quotes

ISBN: 9781737563976
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Christina Gomez
Illustrator: Karinna Klocko
Pages: 136
Trim: 8 x 8 inches
Published: 06/29/2023

A life-threatening diagnosis. Impossible choices. Patients coping with life, death and cancer treatments.

Christina Gomez, MD, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist, welcomes you into her exam room: the intimate place of encounter between patient and physician. In Stopped in My Tracks, she shares fifteen years of collected quotes from patients in the trenches of their cancer care. Their words are the art of medicine embodied. Far from a litany of symptoms, these patients' words evoke the full spectrum of experience and emotion.

Dr. Gomez sensitively captures her patients' voices in this poignant collection, which makes a perfect gift for anyone in your life touched by cancer. Pull up a chair and prepare to be stopped in your tracks.


Christina Gomez, MD, is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. She studied medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and served as Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Smilow Cancer Center. She was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents and lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her young son, Danny.