When it comes to patient care, there are a few ways in which standard care comes up short. Some of these include:
When combined, this insufficient support and knowledge can cause cancer patients unnecessary stress, anxiety, fear, and to feel overwhelmed. Plus, they’re still left unaware of more advanced options available that are likely to be more effective than standard treatment.
People who’ve previously had bad experiences with standard cancer care will likely agree with the points above. Yet there are others who might feel their local cancer agency was wonderful. For example, we’ve had patients tell us they were thrilled at having surgery within 6 weeks of diagnosis, thinking that was quite speedy. Meanwhile, in the precision oncology world, it would’ve happened much faster. And had the correct targeted therapies been given immediately, the surgery may not have been required at all.
This is to say – our point of comparison influences how we perceive the quality of our health care. So we must remember to ask ourselves: what if there were another way of doing things? And what if that way were faster, more effective, and better for your body than standard cancer care?
Do you want access to the most advanced tests and treatments available for your form of cancer? And have everything facilitated for you by experts? Contact CTOAM today to book your free consultation with Director of Scientific Research, with member of our Medical Services Team.
You can also access our counselling services to discuss how we can help support you emotionally.
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