With Stage 4 Cancer, discussions about the realities of chemo are now being demanded. Doctors are expected to become better in their communication about cancer treatment options, death, and what else is possible.
I was honored recently to be invited to join a televised panel discussion to broaden the conversation about late-stage cancer, chemo, and quality of life. It’s a topic dear to my heart: I am called to such conversations frequently in my work with cancer patients, and I experienced the other side of this conversation when chemo was a possibility for my father after his diagnosis of late-stage pancreatic cancer.
Watch the video of this frank conversation, then leave a comment below. Let’s talk about:
–what should doctors consider when discussing cancer treatment options with late-stage cancer patients?
–what do late-stage patients and their loved ones experience in this situation that doctors don’t seem to understand?
–if you were diagnosed with late-stage cancer and could tell your doctor anything you want , what would you ask for?
Here’s your link to the show: click here