Becoming Your Best Cancer Care Advocate: 5 Steps Could Make All the Difference

November 17, 2014 7:38 PM

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More than 40 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, just as I was almost 20 years ago. Today, despite a generally improving outlook for many cancers, receiving this news remains one of our deepest fears, and a singularly life-altering event.

Since founding the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in 1998, I have counseled hundreds of people who have just been diagnosed, from famous individuals in the public eye to neighbors, friends, classmates and family. I am struck that although people today have many more tools than I did to help th...

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