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Are doctors who gloss over the harsh realities of cancer treatment ‘guilty’ of perpetuating its many stereotypes?
 

Are doctors who gloss over the harsh realities of cancer treatment ‘guilty’ of perpetuating its many stereotypes?

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A nurse’s honest Instagram diary detailing her daily struggle with the side effects of cancer treatment has garnered much attention—for both its positivity and “gross detail”. Nevertheless, why is this term commonly used when describing the many side effects almost all cancer patients go through? Should we encourage a more ‘open’ mindset when discussing cancer treatments? Could we improve the quality of patient-doctor communication involving such topic?
 
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25 Aug 2017 - General
 
Cancer these days seem to become popular and almost a usual condition. We always have a negative conotation that having cancer, it is like you're almost dying. Well not all but almost all I guess. Each patient has the right to be informed with her treatment, condition including all the possible side effects and adverse effects of the medication. Maintaining a quality life towards the end of your journey plays a great role in each individuals life. As nurses, doctors and even folks, it is our...
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