Sunday, November 19, 2006

New to SharingOurDays -- The Assertive Cancer Patient (Cancer)

Boy, this is a great one. It is written by Jeanne Sather, a professional writer who has lived through cancer and has a lot to offer anyone living with an ongoing health condition.

Excerpted from the bio on Jeanne's blog...

Jeanne Sather, author of The Assertive Cancer Patient, is an outspoken advocate for the cancer patient’s point of view. She has written about taking part in clinical trials, living with incurable cancer, “pink ribbon” marketing run amok, strategies for getting through cancer treatment, how to help when a friend has cancer, and much more.

Jeanne has also been interviewed by major newspapers on such topics as her firing while in cancer treatment, writing your own obituary, and teaching doctors how to say goodbye to dying patients. Jeanne coined the term “MIA doctors” to refer to doctors, in particular oncologists, who disappear when their patients are dying.

Jeanne began her career as a journalist, working for newspapers, magazines, and wire services, including Newsweek in Tokyo, Reuters in Seattle, MSN (also in Seattle), and a number of other publications.

4 Comments:

Blogger Lynne said...

Sean - I just checked out her (assertive cancer patient) website, and it is terrific! Thank you for looking for and linking to good sites. I appreciate your link to my site (Life Changing Cancer), and the service you provide to all of us struggling with chronic or acute illness, and trying to find our way. Negotiating the medical system and the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical challenges of illness is no small task. Thank you for expanding the resources available.

12:35 PM  
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9:36 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Thanks for the positive mention of my blog. I'm really enjoying blogging--something bad or annoying happens in my life with cancer (like spending two hours on the phone, mostly and hold, and making 15 separate phone calls, just to get an answer to a simple question about my bill), and I turn it into a funny blog post and the anger and anxiety just melt away.

Here's that post, and also a link to my reviews of "cancer movies."

Thanks,

Jeanne

The (High) Cost of Cancer Treatment: 2
Or, How Cancer Patients Spend (Waste) Their Time
http://www.assertivepatient.com/2007/02/the_high_cost_o_1.html

Cancer Movies
http://www.assertivepatient.com/2007/02/cancer_movies_1.html

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Thanks for the positive mention of my blog. I'm really enjoying blogging--something bad or annoying happens in my life with cancer (like spending two hours on the phone, mostly on hold, and making 15 separate phone calls, just to get an answer to a simple question about my bill), and I turn it into a funny blog post and the anger and anxiety just melt away.

Here's that post, and also a link to my reviews of "cancer movies."

Thanks,

Jeanne

The (High) Cost of Cancer Treatment: 2
Or, How Cancer Patients Spend (Waste) Their Time
http://www.assertivepatient.com/2007/02/the_high_cost_o_1.html

Cancer Movies
http://www.assertivepatient.com/2007/02/cancer_movies_1.html

9:28 AM  

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