Physicians know how to treat cancer patients on a physiological basis, but what are individuals seeking when it comes to emotional care? How can providers help clients cope with mental health stressors and survivor’s guilt, especially when mental health is not their primary field? What are the top concerns cancer patients would like addressed by their medical teams?
Jane Bennett is a United States Congress federal retiree, former emergency manager, and former town manager. She is also a six-year, stage two breast cancer survivor, patient advocate, and published contributing author of a compilation of stories written by cancer survivors. Drawing from Jane’s unique encounters and experiences in the world of oncology, this session will highlight key perceptions and critiques of the treatment centers, support groups, and use of social media from the patient’s perspective.