Cancer Warriors Wednesday - Is My Cancer Different?
This week, I discovered another online movement that is relevant to survivors of any type of cancer. Is My Cancer Different? was launched by GE Healthcare. It was created to educate individual patients about the benefits of molecular-level diagnostics and personalized care. The question is important because not every cancer responds to the same cookie-cutter treatment. By asking your doctor, "Is my cancer different?" you are working with your team to create an individualized treatment plan.
Since the day I was diagnosed, I've heard it said a million times that each person's cancer experience is different. It turns out that each person's cancer is different too - on a molecular level. Asking the question takes the management of your cancer to the next level. I believe strongly that we need to be active participants in our own healing. Ask the question during your next doctor's visit. By advocating for yourself, you will get the information you need to make the best decisions you can for your health care.
Visit the website today to watch informational videos and learn about new advancements in technology and research. You can also join the "Is My Cancer Different?" Facebook community. We all want to live long and healthy lives beyond cancer. Knowing how best to talk to our doctors and make the right decisions is crucial to that goal.