• There was a woman oncologist on the Dr.'s show today who treats mainly breast cancer patients.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    There was a woman oncologist on the Dr.'s show today who treats mainly breast cancer patients.

    She said that having found her own lump, and going through her own experience she has totally changed her outlook for her own patients and the way she treats them and follows them. Who here has had a doctor that has been a patient?

    She said one of the biggest things she learned was what it's like to hear from your doctor that you have cancer, and how the waiting for the answer is so grueling.

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Greg,
      I worked for an oncologist who was a cancer survivor. She had a terrible time relaying bad news and I often did all the end of life conversations for her. It really opens their eyes when they have been in the bed as well as beside it.

      13 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      My first oncologist had a family history of colorectal cancer. She was passionate about us, her patients. She saved my life.

      13 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I haven't, but i know some oncologists who have had cancer. Without a doubt, it changes attitudes. How could it not?

      13 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      I was never told,but it's nice that someone experiences things in a way so that they understand their patients.
      Not that I would wish it on anyone,but I find people that has experience hardships,sufferings,hurts have more genuine love and compassion toward others ,sometmes.

      12 days ago

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