Cancer effects everyone differently.
I have seen patients,some so positive yet others so negative.
In a country where we still have care givers who do not want the patient to know the diagnosis and hide the truth from them, I wonder how do these patients cope.
Who do they turn to?
Who is protecting whom?
Everyone person is entailed to the truth. I try to be truthful (as I am allowed to be) with my patients.
A young educated cancer patient working with a MNC was in tears post surgery.
On further inquiry I realized she was scared to go back to work.
She was actually worried if her colleagues/friends would treat her right, would they shun her.
If we have barriers like such in the shining India, how do patients in rural areas manage?
We have to remove the stigma associated with cancer.