Faced with a cancer diagnosis, effective communication between doctors and patients is crucial. Yet, often, a doctor’s style or time constraints don’t meet the patient’s needs. Other times, patients are too overwhelmed with the confusion of a diagnosis to absorb all the information they need. In the current podcast, CR correspondent Kevin Begos talks to patients and a doctor about the importance of good communication—and how to develop a relationship that works for both doctor and patient.
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When discussing post surgery option my urologist neglected, after informing me of all the treatments available for ED, to inform me to check with my insurance company to see if the treatments would be covered. I had no coverage for ED which is not uncommon with alot of insurance and I had no access to treatments due to them being too expensive. I opted for robotic prostatectomy assuming I would have help with the resulting ED through treatments which in the end I could not afford. I would not have chosen surgery had I known I would be left with ED for the rest of my life. I am only 50.