If you speak with enough conviction and authority, people will believe (almost) anything.
WARNING: Don’t read this if you are looking for positive and heartwarming thoughts…
Of course they are winging it. They don’t know why some people get cancer and others don’t; why cancer sometimes spreads and sometimes doesn’t; why some cancers in some people respond to some cytotoxins while not for others with the same cancer.
I wish that I had a dollar for each time a medical professional has told me “everyone is different “. What a cop-out!
If they REALLY knew what they were doing they would get it right the first time.
And don’t get me started on surgeons. To them, everything can be fixed with a knife - including the extensioins to their 3rd holiday home. My surgeon doesn’t even bother to read up on my case notes before seeing me - I have to remind him about what procedure he performed on me.
Please take all of my words here with a grain of salt. I’m sure that they all do the best that they can with the resources (time and information) available to them.
Rant over - hugs to you all.
Rick, well said. I think many patients feel that way but they're afraid to express themselves. The fact that your doctor doesn't read your file prior to visiting with you borders on malpractice.
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