Treatment Is Your Weapon
Readers will learn:
• The different types of cancer treatments and how to choose a winning cancer attack plan for you
• How and why different cancers require different approaches when finding a treatment facility
• How to build a winning team against your cancer
And the W-I-N method for finding the right treatment center and oncologist for your type of cancer:
W = Web
Your primary concern should be how many cases of your type of cancer each hospital treats per year. In chapter eleven of The Saving of Gordon, you will learn the most effective ways to research your options of cancer facilities for your type of cancer. It can be as different as a hospital that treats only fifteen cases in a year and another hospital that treats hundreds of cases every year.
I = Interrogate
To interrogate is to question in a thorough or aggressive manner. When we discuss the interrogation, in this context we’re discussing an interrogation of the medical community in general. Primary to this will be your general practitioner, who should definitely have your best interests in mind. If you’ve already been referred to an oncologist, I suggest you interrogate the general practitioner and your initial (but not necessarily your only) oncologist. Then consult your insurance caseworker.
N = Network
A network is information gathering that is to and from a central source. Many people diagnosed with cancer don’t want to hear about other people’s trials and tribulations. They run from them. Don’t. Experience is invaluable.
Build a Winning Team Against Your Cancer:
Some people spend more time and effort planning their children’s college education than they do planning and organizing their fight against cancer! The long-term ramifications of a poorly devised and executed plan of action for beating this killer are devastating. I’ve always been of the opinion that: if you are going to do something, do it right. Otherwise, just stay in the locker room.
Imagine that you are the owners of a new football team. Your job is to make critical decisions and keep the team moving in the right direction to win. You set the goals for the team. Your job is to praise them when they’re succeeding. You also have to clearly state and attack concerns if things aren’t going according to the stated goals. Strategic planning and giving the team whatever it needs to win are your key functions.
When you are dealing with cancer, KNOW BEFORE YOU GO to the oncologist.