Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Cancer patients see maze of care from doctors

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If you have been through cancer treatment recently, were you given varying opinions from several medical practitioners? If so, you are not alone, as many cancer patients seem to be lost in haze of confusing medical jargon and differing opinions from several doctors.

With more than 1.4 million new cases of cancer due in 2007, one would expect the knowledge and options to be somewhat standard. As we all know, every case if different and there are so many variables at play that a customized treatment set is needed. Do all doctors pay this much attention to each cancer patient? Very doubtful -- there just are not enough specific cancer specialists to go around in my opinion.

The best defense is a good offense, so eating right and taking care of your body in exemplary fashion is a great idea regardless. But, if you end up developing cancer, it may take a decent dose of leaning and aggressiveness to battle through to the other side.

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