“You get what you settle for.”
You’ve probably heard that one before.
A good friend of mine told me this, many years ago, in relation to my dating life.
I was seeing someone new and wasn’t sure if they were right for me…and my friend said, “well Michelle, you get what you settle for! So the question is: do you want to settle for him?”
I chewed on that for a while and eventually realized, yeah…I wasn’t going to settle for this particular man. And I’m so glad I didn’t!
Why am I telling you about my past dating woes?
Because “you get what you settle for” is true for many areas of life…
Including cancer care.
Getting Better Cancer Care Requires Advocacy
Standard cancer care in Canada does not offer you everything that is available now.
In fact, it mostly offers you less-than-accurate diagnostics and outdated treatment options.
Standard care treatment plans are largely based on guesswork and old technologies.
You wouldn’t want to settle for a romantic partner who was clearly falling short of what you wanted, right?
Then you absolutely shouldn’t settle for subpar cancer care.
Your health is the most important thing in the world.
Anyone with cancer knows this. (“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”…that old Joni Mitchell tune with its timeless wisdom…)
So how do you avoid settling for subpar care?
You need to advocate for yourself.
And to do that, you need a bit of education on HOW to advocate.
First thing is this: standard care is NOT all there is!
So the #1 question you should be asking is:
What is actually possible in cancer care today…and how do I get it?
Watch this video to find out the key differences between standard cancer care and precision oncology:
As you watch the video, ask yourself:
Are you currently being offered the very best diagnostics and treatments?
If the answer is no (which it likely is, sadly), don’t fear – there IS a solution.
A few weeks ago I sent you a video with the top questions to ask your oncologist. In case you missed it, here it is again.
Next time you see your doctor, ask them about genetic testing, PET/CT, targeted treatments, and the rest of those burning q’s we share in that video.
And if you don’t get the answers you want from your doctor?
Just call us. We work regularly with oncologists from all over the world to help patients, like you, get the very best diagnostics and treatments.
Often oncologists just need someone else like CTOAM, with expertise and time to do the legwork of personalized research, proper test analysis, and recommendations. Then they’re happy to prescribe whatever treatment is proven to work best for their patient.
If you want to get the ball rolling asap, you can register for a Precision Second Opinion with our Director of Scientific Research, Alex Rolland:
To learn self-advocacy tips that you can begin to implement as soon as we hang up, you can book a free 30-min call with me:
When it comes to cancer, time is of the essence and knowledge is power.
You need real information. We are here to help.on October 28, 2020
Tags: Advocacy, Advocate, Healthcare, Precision Oncology, Standard Care, Targeted Therapy, Targeted Treatment
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