Each morning, as I walk across the lobby of our cancer center, I am conscious of how fortunate I am to be headed to my office instead of a chemoinfusion chair. Because I am aware of the challenges they face, I talk with our patients and their caregivers whenever possible, to ask some really important questions as they journey through their treatment under our care. Some of these questions are: “What are you hoping for? What should we be doing differently? What worries you the most?”
I am not surprised to hear that one of the issues worrying patients most is the financial impact cancer is having on their lives. This is well illustrated with the stories of 2 of our patients.
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