Having the opportunity to hear the opinion of someone who’s already been through the cancer treatment process and experienced the side effects you’re going through is a critical part of making the best decisions.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) March 29, 2013
In an effort to focus more fully on the needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers, PeopleBeatingCancer is proud to announce that it has launched a cancer coaching initiative. Foundation director and long-term cancer survivor, David Emerson, was inspired to begin the initiative as questions about individual cancer circumstances came pouring in after the launch of PeopleBeatingCancer’s new website.
“When you have to make decisions about cancer treatment options, there’s too much information and not enough time,” noted Emerson. “Having the opportunity to hear the opinion of someone who’s already been through the cancer treatment process and experienced the side effects you’re going through is a critical part of making the best decisions.”
And Emerson aims to do just that—offer a different voice in the cancer conversation that focuses on the experience of the cancer survivor. If anyone Emerson should know; after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1994, David went through the traditional protocol of radiation and chemotherapy only to be told by the doctors that the cancer had won. His physicians suggested he return home for his last months of life. Rejecting this terminal diagnosis, Emerson spent the next few months researching cancer treatments on the internet, and eventually found the controversial protocol that saved his life.
Nineteen years later and still cancer free, Emerson strives to make the information that took him months to find—and ultimately saved his life—readily available to cancer survivors and their caregivers. In becoming a cancer coach, David hopes to not only help cancer patients on an individual level, but also create a large collection of experience-based information about various cancer treatments and their side effects. Members of the cancer community can use this information as a guide when making decisions about their individual cancer care.
So far, the response from cancer survivors has been overwhelmingly supportive. Multiple myeloma survivor, Larry Gates, calls PeopleBeatingCancer his “go-to place on the web” for cancer answers as he works to remain in remission. David hopes to continue this trend as the cancer coaching initiative takes off.
Coaching services are free of charge through the support of donations. Anyone with cancer-related questions is invited to contact David at http://peoplebeatingcancer.org/contact-us.
Donations in support of PeopleBeatingCancer are welcome and appreciated. Please visit http://peoplebeatingcancer.org/donate to donate now.
PeopleBeatingCancer is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that supports cancer survivors and their caregivers by providing an online open forum to discuss all cancer treatment options and their side effects in order to help cancer patients and their families take control of their disease and make well-informed treatment decisions.