Cancer Patient to Doctor: If You Were in My Shoes…

January 29, 2008

Vanderbilt-Ingram’s Jordan Berlin, M.D., was quoted recently in a WebMD article for patients with a cancer diagnosis. A survey shows that it’s good to ask your cancer doctor what he would do if he were in your shoes, though Berlin notes that only about 10% of his patients ask him.

“‘Far more, about 50%, ask about a mother, father, or other relative,’ he says.

“Berlin tells WebMD that ‘the recommendation I give them is what I would do for myself or my family.

“‘You become incredibly honest working in this job, treating people facing the scariest disease on earth.'”

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.