Over 100 of the top institutions treating cancer patients in the US are now offering Multidisciplinary Second Opinions (MD2O). This is great news for newly diagnosed cancer patients. Continue reading “Three Cheers for Some Outstanding Institutions”
I receive numerous calls from cancer patients around the country asking where the best place to treat their cancer would be. That is a much more complex subject than it appears on the surface. First of all, their motivation and how serious their cancer is statistically must be considered. Continue reading “How to select an institution”
Ask your physician to pick up a qualified oncologist and place your life in their hands.
Every third American will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It will strike virtually every family. Recovering from cancer is a matter of Continue reading “Build Your Recovery on a Solid Foundation — Not Quicksand!”
The manner in which a physician discloses to a patient the diagnosis of cancer can, in and of itself, determine whether the patient will die or survive. The physician can instill hope and the desire to try to fight and be part of a winning team or can cause the patient to want to do nothing and wait for the inevitable end. A telephone call by a nurse or even the doctor stating, “You have cancer” can be totally devastating. The patient Continue reading “Doctor — Weigh Your Words Carefully”
The more involved you are the better care you will receive. You can also ask important questions of your caregivers, family and friends to help determine the roles they can best fill for you throughout your cancer journey. Continue reading “Questions to Ask Your Doctors”