American Society of Clinical Oncology
Some patients felt they never got the chance to discuss options to preserve their fertility.
An experimental blood test was able to predict early-stage cancer in more than half of patients with the disease.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting on June 3: Why National Medical Conferences Are Important to Patients
Medical advances are coming more rapidly and are more widely covered by news agencies. Make sure you are engaged, and make sure you have a physician who is up to date in knowing about all the new progress. Your life could depend on it!
Make sure your care is following the best guidelines, or if your doctor is not following best guidelines, that the doctor has a good explanation of why you actually need something different. Good patients get good information which gets good care which gets the very best outcomes. And often, good patients need to get second opinions.
If the professional association that sets standards for oncologists doesn't seem to concern itself with timely disclosures, is it any wonder that clinicians in their hospital and community practices dismiss their patients' concerns as frivolous?