It is not often that we encounter highly empowered patient! This is a story of Anne (not real name), Listen to her and we hope you can learn many things from her.
I have breast cancer BUT I am not sick!
Sixty two weeks of chemo followed by radiotherapy and 5 years of aromatase inhibitors – will these make you sick?
I was VERY upset with the oncologist when he took one look at my report, and without asking questions, said that I HAD to do 62 weeks of chemo! When I told him I didn't WANT to do chemo, he said, "Well, then it's 100% chance of recurrence." When I asked what my options were, he told me I didn't have any! His attitude ALONE lost me as a patient, without even CONSIDERING anything else!