Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why Doctors Die Differently

Look at this article from Sunday's Wall Street Journal. Doctors--even those that treat cancer--make different choices than their patients. Because they know some stuff. This is a great reminder of a key concept in cancer caregiving and care. A doctor will only answer what you ask and you have to ask very specific questions to get very specific answers. If you say, "Will this chemo help me?" the answer might be yes. But if you ask, "Will this chemo specifically and significantly improve my life expectancy and quality of life?" the answer might be different.

Read this. Food for thought.


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