Posts by Courtney Burnett

Patient, Brain Cancer

Courtney Burnett is an internal medicine physician living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She studied medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL and completed internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. She has written many scientific publications, but Difficult Gifts is her first memoir. She is actively involved in brain cancer advocacy, speaking events, and outreach.  Contact Courtney for speaking engagement requests at courtney.burnett264@gmail or follow her on Instagram (courtneyjburnett) or Twitter (@CourtneyB_MD).

You Are Perfect

by Courtney Burnett March 30, 2021

A few months ago, a young woman who knew me through a mutual friend asked me how old I was. When I told her I had just turned thirty, she said “Please don’t take this the wrong way, but when I’m your age, I hope I don’t turn out like you…. You know, with cancer.”

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