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?
Some of the fill-in-the-blanks for "No One Ever Told Me ... " included:
- Surgical Menopause and its effects
- Losing ALL your hair
- Emotional scars
- Energy levels
- Family History
- Fertility options
- Radiation Effects
- I would have to be my own advocate
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Mark your calendar for next month's Society of Gynecological Oncologist Annual Meeting Recap & Ask the Docs chat on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. We are happy that Dr. William Winter from @nedtheband will join us to discuss news in the field to participate in the “Ask the Docs” segment. See you then.
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50th Anniversary of Cisplatin- http://theconversation.com/happy-50th-anniversary-to-cisplatin-the-drug-that-changed-cancer-treatment-38382
Pelvic Physical Therapy - http://pelvicguru.com/2013/12/28/what-is-pelvic-physical-therapy-and-why-doesnt-everyone-know-about-it/
Probiotics and Radiation Therapy- http://radiationnation.com/radiation-oncology/probiotics-radiation-therapy
Top things to know about recovering from cancerhttp://thathealthsite.com/top-things-know-recovering-cancer/
6 Things I Wish I Knew About Cancer - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn-stoller/cancer-treatment_b_3010074.html
The Chemo Tip List I wish I Had http://thestir.cafemom.com/healthy_living/137918/the_chemo_tip_list_i
What I Wish I Knew Before My First Chemo- http://womenofteal.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-my-first.html
North American Menopause Society - http://www.menopause.org/for-women/find-a-menopause-practitioner
Demons of the Mind - PTSD and Mental Health Concerns July 2014 #gyncsm chat
Cancerism - Confronting the Biases We Share- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSARX94-ZM
Where to Go For Support #gyncsm Chat August 2014 http://gyncsm.blogspot.com/2014/08/where-to-go-for-support-august-2014-chat.html
What I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer - Smart