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To Write Clearly: SIMPLIFY

I posted an essay yesterday that was published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine called, "But You Said I Wouldn't Need Radiation." It's about how two different doctors took the same tumor results and communicated them to me in completely different ways. One doctor's communication style left me bereft and anxious, while the other doctor's style made me feel informed and hopeful. (FYI, I'm a 20-month breast cancer survivor and...

“But You Said I Wouldn’t Need Radiation”: Excerpt from the Journal of Participatory Medicine

I'm delighted to share an essay I wrote for the Journal of Participatory Medicine that was released February 28, 2014. This is an open-access journal, so I'm offering both the original story and the link. This story is deeply personal, and I debated not going public with it. I think the best way to tackle issues about health care is to face them head-on, which is why I'm sharing. I've changed all...