If you're very lucky, you'll never know disease. A blend of good genes and good fortune might let you walk through life ducking the conditions that knock down others. But some people get intimate with disease, either by chance or choice…A lifelong non-smoker, Dr. Lewis’ (Mayo Clinic physician) father had mysteriously died of lung cancer at an early age. Dr. Lewis was drawn to oncology himself because of his sense of wonderment at his father’s own medical treatments.
The Atlantic 4/2/12