We hope these topic questions will provide food for thought.
T1A: For patients/survivors/loved ones, share "No one ever told me ___ ".
T1B: For our healthcare professionals/advocates, what do patients seem to be most surprised about or even blindsided by?
T2A: Are there things you wish you knew before your (or your loved one's) treatment (incl. surgery, chemo, radiation)?
T2B: Healthcare professionals: What are you surprised that patients don't ask about?
T3: What pre and post surgery and/or pre and post chemo tips seem to help the most or you wish someone had told you?
T4: For those who have completed initial treatment, what do you wish people told you about survivorship - physical & mental? What are the on-going care needs and issues that surprised you or you wish you had more information about beforehand?
Remember survivors and caregivers can also join the discussion on Smart Patients - before and after the chat. You can sign up at https://www.smartpatients.com/gyncsm .
We look forward to having a lively discussion.