PeopleBeatingCancer and the demystification of cancer- part I
As the saying goes "knowledge is power," especially when the subject is cancer. The challenge is to identify the key issues that pertain to you and your situation and ask the right questions. Whether you want a different kind of "second opinion, you are newly diagnosed, have just finished induction-therapy, have just come out of remission, want to learn about palliative or hospice care, you may want to talk to a long-term cancer survivor who has been researching cancer issues since 1997. I am a patient advocate working exclusively with cancer patients and caregivers.
Your oncologist is an important source of information. But you may have questions and want to talk to someone who has been managing his incurable cancer since 1994. Two articles explaining what a patient advocate does are linked below. PeopleBeatingCancer is a non-profit with a mission to demystify cancer.
Click the link below, get the information you need, get the research you deserve.
To read my story click here- David Emerson
After a Diagnosis, Someone to Help Point the Way
"WHEN Kathleen Henry’s uncle was told he had bladder cancer in May, she knew she needed help. Even though Ms. Henry has a nursing degree, she worried about deciphering treatment options and picking the best hospital for her uncle’s care."
Ahead of the Curve: Patient Advocate-A guiding light through the fog of the American healthcare system-
"Patient Advocate. Even Christopher Columbus would have had a tough time navigating the tricky waters of the U.S. healthcare system, and most people, especially when ill, aren't the best navigators. Enter patient advocates. They help ensure that the patient gets to see the right specialist. They do Internet research so the patient is better informed when talking to the doctor."
Here are four of the most important issues for cancer patients and caregivers to identify and understand.
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