A shapely 21 year old blond walking through a slum neighborhood alone at 3 am in a bikini believing she will not be molested is not a positive mental attitude.
With the disease of cancer, a positive mental attitude is not just closing your eyes to all the facts and factors and saying, “Hey, I’m going to get well.” That is wishful thinking Continue reading “Positive Mental Attitude”
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”