Unfiltered Story #210585

, , | Unfiltered | October 10, 2020

(A man corners our pulmonologist in the parking lot as he’s walking in to start his day. The man is smoking, which is not allowed on our grounds.)
Man: “Hey, you a doctor?”
Pulmonologist: “Uh, yes…”
Man: “Look at this!” *points to an oozing, bloody sore by his mouth* “Do you think it’s cancer? It doesn’t hurt, so that means it’s not cancer, right?”
(As the man is speaking, he exhales copious amounts of cigarette smoke in the doctor’s face.)
Pulmonologist: “Er, I think you should definitely get that checked out.” *beats a hasty retreat away from the cloud of smoke*

(Yeah, just because it doesn’t hurt doesn’t mean it’s not cancer!)