07 Jun '11, 3pm

Breast Cancer Treatment: Weighing Reward and Risk

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#14 in a series) When you receive a diagnosis of any type of cancer, there are three important things you must do to be a successful partner in your own health care. Seek out health care professionals who have empathy and whom you can trust. Ask questions, research, learn, and ask more questions. Make carefully-weighed decisions. Lots of them. Decisions, Decisions, and more Decisions. Reward and Risk. Decisions regarding breast cancer treatment can be confusing and intimidating. It is wise to seek out the opinions of doctors. It is fair to request and welcome input of trusted family members and friends. But ultimately, these decisions belong to the patients, for we must be able to live with them. How many decisions have I made since finding that breast lump last October? I’ve lost count. From deciding not to hesitate, but to see a...

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