I hardly re-blog for some reason, but i could not help myself this time. the long-term effects of cancer treatment and the needs of long-term survivors, to me, are largely neglected areas. This post by Paul’s Heart nails it, which I believe is important to circulate to increase awareness on survivorship issues.
I want to state a couple of things before I get to my post. I 100% support my primary care doctor, and all of the specialists taking care of all of the late side effects I deal with, from my battle with cancer. When I reach out to them, they not only hear me, they listen to me, and they take care of me, promptly, and most importantly, correctly. And there is one reason that my care works. Because I do not waste their times with issues that are clearly not a medical emergency, AND, when I have a situation, I explain the issues without drama, just facts. When they are contacted by me, or about me, they know something is definitely wrong.
Next, the nurses that I interact with, are also top notch. They are the initial contact that I have with my doctors, and are able to determine…
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