Have you checked out www.IsMyCancerDifferent.com – a website that educates people about the benefits of asking for more personalized cancer treatment?
When we first found out Scott had colon cancer –we had no idea what to do, where to go, who to talk to. During the course of our treatment, I found out we were not alone. How the heck do you find out information about your cancer? Yes, lots of people had/have colon cancer but to us — we were dealing with only SCOTT having colon cancer.
One of the most important things that i learned early on – you have to be your own advocate. You have to go in there prepared and ask questions. Doctors don’t know everything and your course of treatment should be part of a discussion and decided together with your medical team. You or someone on your behalf has to form your team. We were Team Hoaglund and we worked with the oncology team at Georgetown Medical Center. Yes they had more knowledge about the cancer we were looking at, at all the tests, our symptoms, our options –but we knew US.
Is My Cancer Different™ gives families and patients another tool to let them be their own project manager and gather information on why, when and how and ultimately decide on the treatment strategy that works best.
If you or someone close to you is looking for tools and resources as they begin their cancer journey — have them check out www.IsMyCancerDifferent.com.