Tue, 09/27/2022 - 10:28
JanineT GRACE Community Outreach
GRACE Community Outreach Team
How easy or difficult do you find communicating with your care team?
I came across this discussion by Dr. West, Better Communication Leads to Better Outcomes for Cancer Patients.
I would say if you find yourself in a situation where your "communication" isn't taken as a serious piece of your cancer management remind your onc of this study...have the study especially the conclusion bookmarked or printed out to share.
More about the specifics of the trial presentation at ASCO would probably be an even better example to share and show how important the oncology community takes this info.
Such an important piece of self-advocacy!
I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.