Sunday, May 14, 2017
[1955 - Soviet Union and 7 of its European satellites sign the Warsaw Pact]
If you have occasion to search for a oncologist to whom you may entrust your health, survival, and care, remember that your doctor may be disappointed in the outcome of your course of treatment, but not nearly to the extent that you will be if it should go badly. Assuming that you have checked out the bona fides of your prospective caregiver and found them in order, you should treat the first meeting with him or her as if it were a job interview for the most important vacant position in your life. William suggests you consider the following short list of questions that you will ask:
Can you promise me that you will treat me first and foremost as the unique individual that I am, as opposed to focusing on the treatment of my cancer?
If your prospective doctor gives you an answer to any of these questions that makes you uncomfortable, run (do not walk) to the nearest exit and continue your search.
It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
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