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When family doctor Perle Feldman heard she would be seeing a recently arrived Syrian refugee with cancer, she knew she would have to act fast.
The man had been undergoing treatment in Beirut, Lebanon after moving there from a refugee camps, but he desperately needed surgery.
“By the time he had arrived in Canada he already had undergone two to three more cancer treatments than he should have – he was weak,” says Feldman, a professor in the department of family and community medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto.