An oncologist discusses his observations about people who deal with a cancer diagnosis in a positive manner. He says they tend to do five specific things.
Do you have a heart condition? If you are seeking a second opinion, it’s important that the hospital or medical center you are considering has a lot of experience treating patients with the same condition as you.
When a patient seeks a second opinion, it can be driven by a need for clarity around a diagnosis or treatment advice — or it can be part of a search for a doctor who ‘fits.’
In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis. A second opinion allows you to determine if the diagnosis is correct, and it helps you determine if the recommended treatment is optimal for you. If a person is diagnosed with cancer, the treatment plans … Read More
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When you’re facing a new medical diagnosis, it’s common to feel confused. Making decisions can be very difficult as you navigate the healthcare system, especially when you need to choose between several treatment options. How do you know you have been diagnosed correctly or are making the right treatment choices? It makes sense to get … Read More
Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss: Gym anxiety The first time you walk into the gym can feel a bit overwhelming. There are complicated-looking machines, unwritten rules and lots of folks in better shape than you. It’s enough to … Read More
Wounds that won’t heal are a serious threat for patients with diabetes and diseases of the arteries and veins. When not proactively managed, wounds may lead to limb amputations. Saving limbs involves a multidisciplinary approach to care. Vascular surgeon Lee Kirksey, MD, is a leader in the Limb Salvage Program of the Cleveland Clinic Heart … Read More
More than half of all women have fibroids. The good news is that many of them don’t even know it. If you have fibroids that cause painful periods and other problems, don’t agree to a hysterectomy before getting a second opinion. Experts have many less invasive ways to treat these uterine growths, from medication to … Read More
You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer and your world’s turned upside down. You’re scared and overwhelmed. Suddenly your new identity is … cancer patient. That’s not true. You’re still you. Don’t let cancer define you. You are not the disease. It’s so easy to define yourself as a cancer patient instead of remembering who you … Read More