Cancer Truth Note: #190
Cancer survivorship may mean LOTS of doctors!
One of the things that makes me great at my job is I have worked with a lot of clients with a lot of stuff. As a result I often recognize warning signs, especially if I have worked with someone for a while.
As a cancer survivor I check in with my clients about being or getting up to date on check ups and screenings they may be eligible for. Many of my clients are older. It is a fact of life that as we age we are at risk for more physical challenges, leading to more specialists. I have a few clients who are genuinely annoyed by the number of doctors they have. My response is almost always this, when you have more doctors than I do we can talk. Then I name them:
Breast Surgeon, Cardiologist, Dermatologist, GI doc, General practitioner, Gynecologist, Oncologist, Plastic Surgeon, I am probably forgetting someone.
The point is specialists keep us healthy. That enables us to live a longer, healthier life. I am all for that.
How many of these specialists do you have? Anyone you are overdue to see? Extra credit if you call them now to get an appointment!
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