Many cancer patients are dying, not because treatments are not available, but because the initial physician failed to offer the best possible treatment. Cancer is an unusual disease for many reasons – if you don’t treat it properly the first time, often there is no second chance because cancer grows geometrically. Continue reading “Multidisciplinary Second Opinion Centers”
Where Did We Go Wrong?
We have been brought up to believe the United States has the finest medical system in the world. We have the most advanced, modern, skilled physicians with the best equipment and latest drugs. Apparently that is untrue. Continue reading “Where Did We Go Wrong?”
Every cancer patient is entitled to make an informed decision. While it sounds so simple, it is possibly one of the most difficult aspects in getting started in the right direction. Being told that nothing can be done, that surgery is required tomorrow or take these pills and come back in 90 days is not making an informed decision. Continue reading “Informed Decision”
In discussing the idea of mandatory second opinions for newly diagnosed cancer patients (www.blastcancer.org) a cancer support organization came to the conclusion that the patient must be responsible for his/her own body in lieu of another Federal or state regulation. That’s only logical. If I don’t care that much about my life, why should anyone else? We all hate regulations Continue reading “Patient Responsibility”
Three Cheers for Some Outstanding Institutions
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”