Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

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Phuong
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Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

Postby Phuong » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:47 pm

I was very excited to participate in a panel discussion at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on Doctor/Patient communication. One of the topic questions asked by Dr. Afsaneh Barzi related to being seen/treated through the lens of an older patient even though I fall into the early onset patient category. Here's the segment!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=4xbv_dHqHfc
Phuong
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dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Re: Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

Postby horizon » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:55 pm

Very nice! Man, you are so much more proactive than I was about learning about medication options available. Very impressive.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 8 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

Postby Phuong » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:02 pm

Thanks Horizon. Fight won out over flight. In the immortal words of Belle, "Don't retreat. Reload!"
Phuong
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dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Re: Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

Postby CRguy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:34 pm

Well done sista' !
Very strong positive message for us all.

Given the topic, Doctor/Patient communication
you NAILED the exact message folks should take away :

your doctors are your team, you work together and need to communicate.
you need a doctor who will talk WITH you not AT you !

WORD !

Cheers
CR
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
13 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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