My Heart Breaks: Too Many With Cancer

I turned on my computer and there was an email from an a past client.  As I read the email, my heart began to break.  She had breast cancer that had metastasized to the bone.  She was wondering if I could help her.  She didn’t have very good insurance as I remembered.  She had been…

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Patient Advocate Roundtable

Once a month, I do a radio on the Internet at  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/healthcare-whisperer-/2012/02/23/patient-advocates-roundtable-talking-about-the-issues I like to have guests each week, who can offer personal experience and tips on the best way to navigate the health care system.  I had a great show with woman who was going through breast cancer treatment.  Another show was the journey of…

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The Empowered Patient: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

The other day I was with a family member in the day surgery waiting room.  This was the second surgery in six weeks for a client with newly diagnosed breast cancer.  Before the first surgery to remove all calcifications noted on the mammogram, the surgeon had kept telling us he thought it would be benign.…

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