Letters: Touching story of dying mother's concern for son

I saw a woman who had breast cancer with advanced metastases in her lungs.

She was terminally ill and used to live 100 yards from my surgery. One day she came to the surgery with her teenage son. She was extremely weak, very breathless and had lost a lot of weight.

She came for her son. She pointed at her son's chest and asked me examine him. She was so ill she could not speak. The boy was okay. My heart simply melted to see love and concern for her son disregarding her state. A week after, she died.

Dr Sudhir Sarnobat, Rhondda, south Wales

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