• What can a cancer coach do for me?

    Asked by DavidEmerson on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    3 Answers from the Community

    • fastdog's Avatar
      fastdog

      If I played basketball, I'd want a coach. If I played baseball, I'd want a coach. I've never heard of a cancer coach, and would be very leery. I only skimmed the URL you sent. I've heard of a "life coach" and have always wondered if this is a snake-oil salesman kind of thing. I can live my life, do I need a coach to do it? Nope. I have cancer, do I need a coach for that? I have an oncologist, nurses, a surgeon, friends and family and various online support groups. Since there is so much information and support available in places like What Next site fort free, I guess my question would be, why look elsewhere, what advantage, is this service? Is there a fee? If there is a charge, I would run the other way, as fast as I could.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      I didn't realize cancer was a competitive sport. If that is the case, I want to join the chess club.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Clyde

      I'm going to offer another response that is less facetious. A cancer coach, sound to me like nothing more than a private shrink. Someone to speak too about your fears, your treatments etc. Why not just check with your center for what mental health they offer? Almost every center I know of has some sort of consultation service. It will probably be covered by your insurance (the coach won't), will be in contact with your Drs on a friendly basis (chances your coach won't) and could be a much easier way to the goal you are seeking.

      A coach will certainly have more of a financial stake in you following their orders than the center will, so I would look there first.

      almost 4 years ago

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