Robert Gin, MD, remembers how a cancer scare at age 17 led him to oncology.
After noticing that lymph nodes in his neck were swollen, Gin went to the doctor. The physician told Gin that he might have cancer. When he got home, Gin was afraid to tell his parents because he didn't want to worry them.
Although blood tests ultimately confirmed Gin was cancer free, the shocking experience opened his eyes.
"Prior to that, I never knew about oncology," Gin said. "This piqued my interest in cancer."