(PRWEB) July 29, 2014
It is a scenario that fills a person with dread - after waiting in the doctor's office imagining the worst possible scenario and then BOOM - it happens and for the first time you're hearing the word cancer. Individuals receiving a cancer diagnosis tend to be shocked when they first receive the news and are unable to process much of the information that was given afterward. After the initial period of disbelief, there is nothing more important than to move forward with a strategy to help battle the positive cancer diagnosis that you just received. We, here at Empowered Doctor, have produced an infographic that provides 6 steps to take following a positive cancer diagnosis.
The steps may seem obvious at first, however when receiving earth-shattering news like a positive cancer diagnosis, it is important to follow the steps outlined in this infographic. The steps include: 1. Finding a partner, whether it be family member, spouse, or friend, for support through the process, 2. Seeing a specialist (oncologist) as soon as possible to verify the diagnosis and come up with a plan of attack as quickly as possible, 3. Getting Organized - make sure you have all of your appointments, doctor's phone numbers and contact information, and other information organized in one central location, 4. Doing research on your own to become as familiar with your diagnosis as possible, 5. Insurance - familiarize yourself with your insurance policy so you know what's covered and what's not, as well as where you can be treated, and lastly 6. Always make sure to receive a second opinion; the more information and confirmation you have at your disposal will go a long way is this battle.
To view the full infographic, visit Empowered Doctor.