Patients rely on their physicians to assess all of their ailments. We rely on health care providers to know which questions to ask. Questions that will lead to finding the answers that we are so desperately searching for when we know something isn’t right. We rely on doctors to make the connections between the symptoms…
All articles by Christine Pudel, RN, MTC Contributor
With a rare disease such as medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), finding support can be difficult.
For healthcare professionals treating patients like myself with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), the focus is on treating the actual disease.
When it comes to medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) treatments and how to apply them, I believe there are many different approaches and viewpoints.
MTC Contributor Christine Pudel, RN, writes: Doctors need to understand that when patients walk into their office, they are scared.
In the 5 years since my medullar thyroid carcinoma (MTC) diagnosis, I have seen so many different physicians, in many different cities and even different countries. Somewhere along the line, I lost count of how many medical professionals there were working in this field.
Treatments for medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and how to apply them, require some study. There are many different approaches and viewpoints.
As you may imagine, having a baby is often a distant thought for someone diagnosed with cancer. Most of the time the only constant thought is survival, making it through the next day.
You have cancer. I am sure it is one of the toughest conversations you have to have with patients. As a nurse, having sat in on conversations with families when doctors have to share with them that their children will most likely not survive, I understand the gravity of these conversations. Having been on the…