Surgery

is this real life?
is this real life?

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Healthy’ or ‘Sick’ After You’ve Had Cancer

When my oncologist finally gets back to me, she swiftly crushes my idea of remission.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
12.11.17
We Asked
We Asked

You Never Forget the First Time You Cut Someone Open

Surgeons tell us what it was like to use a scalpel on a living, breathing human.
Milly McMahon
10.27.17
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

How to Build a Penis

Surgeons explain the slow, careful process.
S.E. Smith
10.17.17
Under the Knife
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
10.17.17
healthcare
healthcare

Why Do We Have Health Insurance Companies Anyway?

Some doctors argue that their patients would fare better paying out of pocket.
Vishal Khetpal
10.13.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

I Got Surgery Without Anesthesia and I'd Do it Again

Americans really need to harden up.
Justin Caffier
9.27.17
is this real life?
is this real life?

Episode 9: My Surgery Bill Was 75K

I was responsible for $300. Thanks, Obama.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
8.24.17
Supported By Sutter Health
Supported By Sutter Health

Microscopic Robots Are on the Way to Replacing Your Doctor

Nanotechnology is refreshingly close to helping real, live people.
Jesse Hicks
8.15.17
is this real life?
is this real life?

Episode 8: One of the Weirdest Parts of Cancer is Getting Used to My New Breast

I don't know what passes for normal anymore.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
8.8.17
Organ Donation
Organ Donation

Exactly What Happens When an Organ Donor Dies

A step-by-step transplant explainer.
Emily Cassel
7.19.17
Cancer
Cancer

This is How Cancer Can Ruin You Financially

It happened to me. Now I try and stop it from happening to other people.
Molly MacDonald
7.11.17
Cancer
Cancer

My Breast Implants Could Give Me Cancer

Textured implants like mine are causing lymphoma in the surrounding scar tissue.
Michelle Malia
7.6.17