Azra Raza: “We have been hacking at the branches and leaves long enough; we’ve got to go for the roots” DAVID HANDSCHUH/NY DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGESOne bright February morning in 1998 Azra Raza found her 57-year-old husband, Harvey Preisler, in his study, staring out of the window overlooking Lake Michigan. He had an enlarged lymph node in his neck, he told her matter-of-factly. It had been growing slowly over the previous couple of months and he could ignore it no longer. When the node was removed three weeks later Preisler, one of the most respected leukaemia specialists in the US, was given a diagnosis of lymphoma. He had already survived testicular cancer in his thirties, but on May 19, 2002 he died of follicular lymphoma — and, with hideously cruel irony, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
Source: The Times November 19, 2019 00:00 UTC