Topic: Cancer Patients

Cancer Misdiagnosis – Should You Trust a CT Scan?

Published by on August 19, 2020 | Share your thoughts

Pretty much everyone dreads finding out they, or a loved one, have cancer. But that’s not even the worst part of a cancer diagnosis – what’s more stressful is wondering about cancer misdiagnosis. No fun. Read on to hear what happened to Gerry and how our research scientists at CTOAM were able to help. Gerry’s Cancer Misdiagnosis Story Gerry had been going about his life as usual. He worked an office day job that he liked, at a large company with decent health benefits. His wife, along with their two young boys, were the light of his life. Things were good. But after a routine work physical exam, everything changed. Gerry was given the news that no one ever wants to hear. A nightmare come...
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Why Did Cancer Expert Alex Rolland Start CTOAM?

Published by on July 15, 2020 | Share your thoughts

What’s your ‘why‘? That’s a big question. And one that many cancer patients are likely probably facing as they meet cancer head-on. You know…the deep-down reasons for wanting to get better. Maybe it’s your family, or the dreams you want to pursue, or that trip you want to take, or the granddaughter you want to meet, or that wedding you want to attend. The things that motivate you to keep trying, to keep fighting, to keep pursuing better treatment options. Despite all the challenges and fear and heartache and rollercoaster emotional ups and downs. Just as anyone facing a life-threatening illness is faced with these big existential q’s… So, too, are the professionals who devote their lives to medicine. Why do doctors and medical scientists...
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What is the Ring Theory for Cancer Patients?

Published by on December 16, 2018 | Share your thoughts

How to Support a Loved One with Cancer The inspiration for the Ring Theory began when psychologist Susan Silk had breast cancer. She underwent surgery for it, and during her recovery in the hospital, Susan found that she didn’t feel like having visitors. This is a common feeling for many cancer patients – they’re exhausted by treatment or the emotional toll, and simply don’t have energy to give to others. But Susan quickly learned that her friends didn’t necessarily understand this. When she tried explaining to a colleague, who had come to visit, that she just wasn’t in the mood, it didn’t go well: her colleague responded to Susan by saying, “This isn’t about you!” Meaning that, Susan’s needs were a lower priority that those...
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