Stuart Bloom was on the verge of his big break as an actor in New York City. He'd already had his photo in the New York Times, and was slated to tour with a Hal Prince production.
Then he got a phone call from his mother in Minnesota. His father had stomach cancer. Shortly afterwards, Stuart came to a decision about his life.
I said [to my wife]: 'You know what? I think I should be an oncologist.' She said : 'I think you'd be a great oncologist.'
-Dr. Stuart Bloom