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Derek Neal

Beloved Tucson medical student dies of lung cancer

Beloved Tucson medical student dies of lung cancer

The day before he died, Derek Neal received his MD diploma from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Leaders from the medical school presented it to Derek in his hospital room.

August 12, 2013 4:45 am Related Loading…
Blog: Fundraiser tonight for seriously ill physician-to-be

Blog: Fundraiser tonight for seriously ill physician-to-be

It's not the kind of news any 41-year-old would expect, let alone someone who has never smoked.

November 02, 2012 6:45 amLoading…

Blog: The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking, not genetics

Last week's story about University of Arizona medical student Derek Neal's battle with lung cancer attracted some inaccurate comments from readers.

October 09, 2012 1:00 amLoading…
Provider quickly becomes a patient

Provider quickly becomes a patient

In the 2012 file photo, Derek Neal, who was diagnosed with non-smoker lung cancer, said each day with his wife and children - son Gabe,then  9, and daughter Emma, then 5 - was a gift. Derek died Saturday less than a year after he was diagnosed with non-smoker's lung cancer.

October 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Medical provider suddenly becomes a patient

Medical provider suddenly becomes a patient

Over Labor Day weekend, registered nurse and current medical student Derek Neal unexpectedly went from the role of health-care provider to gravely ill patient.

October 02, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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