IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS -- HAVE A LISTEN!

Radio host, David Naimon, (of KBOO FM/Portland) does an excellent job of asking guest, John Leifer, pivotally important questions regarding issues facing recently diagnosed cancer patients and their loved ones. [please note that you may wish to skip past the intro music on the podcast]

Among the many topics covered in this 30 minute interview are:

  • How to evaluate and select a physician
  • How to know whether you are receiving the appropriate treatment for your condition
  • When to obtain a second opinion
  • The importance of understanding the goals of your treatment
  • Differentiating between cure, control, and comfort in cancer treatment
  • Unexplained geographic variations in care, and what they can mean to your treatment
  • Financial issues associated with treatment and how to manage the challenges
  • Identifying if your physician has a financial conflict of interest associated with your treatment...and what this can be mean to your care
  • The role of nutrition and exercise during the journey through cancer
  • The role of complementary medicine in cancer treatment
  • How to obtain more information about your disease and its treatment

The interview came about due to the publication of Leifer's new book, After You Hear It's Cancer: A Guide to Navigating the Difficult Journey Ahead, written collaboratively with his wife, Lori, a radiation oncologist in practice for 25+ years.

John has spent 30 years immersed in the health care industry as a health care executive, consultant, academician, and author. 

In addition to their formal training, John and Lori also bring the perspective of patient and caregiver (Dr. Leifer is a cancer survivor)

Here's a link to the podcast:  https://kboo.fm/afteryouhearitscancerbyjohnleifer