Read this moving poem by Dr. George Simms http://facingcancertogether.witf.org/end-of-life/oncologist-poetry-the-doctor-s-hands-5211
At the same university where Dr. Simms teach, they offered a wonderful course called “Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives”. While the comics are not specifically about cancer, they are a wonderful effort to help new doctors use graphic comics as a means to convey complex medical information. You can see some examples at http://pennstatehershey.org/web/humanities/home/resources/comicbook
I believe some medical schools are including storytelling and/or narrative medicine in their curriculum as a way of helping doctors get beyond simply looking at test results. By looking at the whole “story” behind a patient, there can be a more effective diagnosis and, of course, more compassion. These are exciting times.