Just finding the right doctor was stressful, he said. “If you think that I had a hard time, imagine how a lay person has difficulty making the best decision or knowing who is the best physician for them,” he said.
He urged doctors to be honest with their prospective patients. “All I can tell you is to ask yourself, are you the best person to offer the treatment and the surgery for your patient?” he said. “There may be somebody else who may offer better treatment than you.” It’s the natural inclination to want to help, he said. But he advised the physicians to “take a little bit of humility and courage” and to “encourage the patient to get a second opinion and understand the great difficulty the patient faces learning that they have cancer,” he said. | ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page