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"There is a doctor inside each patient. (Let us) give the doctor who resides inside a chance to go to work."
Albert Schweitzer, MD
Nobel Prize Winner
The concept of quality of life is difficult to define and is different for each person. Generally, we think of it in terms companionship with family and friends, rewarding work, health and financial security. Through awareness of these factors and others that you define for yourself, we hope to help you maintain or regain your quality of life dispite the many challenges.
As a practicing oncologist for over 40 years, I can tell when an individual is diagnosed with cancer or some life-threatening disease, the feeling of loss of control can be overwhelming. To complicate things even more, the quality of can diminish very quickly when one is fearful, fatigued, while enduring therapeutic side effects, or contemplating the possibility of treatment failure and/or death.
However, by addressing these very real issues and creating support system tailored to meet your needs, you can empower your and body to fully confront your illness. We have consistently seen that patients have more resilience than they believe; they surprise themselves by how tenacious and upbeat can be. In our medical practice we see this phenomenon every day - people drawing on previously untapped reserves of courage and determination to prevail over their illness.
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