• How do you balance decision points with telling your family and friends about brain cancer?

    Asked by MarktheMan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    How do you balance decision points with telling your family and friends about brain cancer?

    Did you discuss the pros and cons of cancer treatment with them?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • CAS1's Avatar

      I did not discuss the choice of my treatment with anyone other than my Dr. and God and my loved ones who have gone before me.
      See I don't ever want to put the burden of a decision on anyone's shoulders. I put the data together, prayed for help and made all decisions with my Doctors.

      over 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      For me, everything was discussed with my family. My Mom, Grandmother and Wife we're at every appointment. My Oncologist went over the entire treatment plan with us. I put quite a bit of trust into my Dr and there really wasn't much of a discussion. He said "this is what we should do" and I said "let's get busy". He was very involved in my treatment and kept a pretty close eye on me.

      over 4 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar

      I made my own treatment decisions after weighing the pros and cons of each option with my neuro-oncologist. I advised my family what I could reasonably expect in terms of side effects and the therapeutic benefits of my chosen treatments. I live alone so there was no direct impact of my treatment choices upon my family.

      over 4 years ago
    • LuckyDogs' Avatar

      I discussed openly and honestly with family, friends, coworkers and the community at large. It helped to give me strength and broaden my care giver network. It also helped them to understand and appreciate their own lives and to live more in the moment. Every single person I touched through a conversation face to face or through social media was appreciative of me sharing the journey.

      over 4 years ago

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