Patient Doctor Relationship - Breast Cancer - Nancy G
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I was really lucky because I was actually randomly assigned to my oncologist who is Dr. Miguel Pelayo at the Space Coast Cancer Center. What I like about Dr. Pelayo is that he actually listens to me and we make decisions together on my treatment. I tend to take a proactive role in my treatment and he appreciates that. For example, when my white count was low one week during chemo I went online and researched what I could do to bring my white count up, and I started eating some foods like salmon and kale, vitamin C and carrots which are rumored to boost your immune system. I don't know if it worked or if it was psychological but the next week my counts were high enough for chemo.