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Oct. 2, 2014, 9:13 AM

Numerous Emergency Medicine residents, physicians and staff shaved their heads in support of second-year EM resident Ryan Fritz, M.D., MBA, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Fritz was diagnosed earlier this year and underwent surgery, but routine testing later revealed the cancer had spread, thus warranting further treatment. “The sense of family and camaraderie from the entire Emergency Medicine department has been incredible, and the very public show of solidarity from those that shaved their heads is truly something I will never forget,” Fritz said. “However, I wouldn’t want people to think that shaving one’s head is a prerequisite to showing support. I have many amazing colleagues with intact hairstyles whose private words of encouragement have been equally meaningful.”

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