Patients


Advance Care Directives

Patients have a right to take an active role in their own health care. Unfortunately, there are times, such as sudden illness or an accident, when this is not possible.


Living With Cancer: My Doctor, My Friend

When my oncologist told me about her various job offers, she laughed and reassured me that the only position that could lure her away would be a professorship named for Princess Diana. Of course I knew she was kidding.


Think Like a Doctor

The operation, called a gastric sleeve, went fine. Her daughter came home just a couple of days after the surgery. She had no pain. She said she felt great. And she looked bright and eager.


Patients Are Seen as Potential Donors, Many Doctors Say

More and more these days, development offices at major cancer centers are teaching doctors to seize such opportunities to raise money for the medical center or for their own research.

In an unprecedented survey of more than 400 oncologists at 40 leading cancer centers, nearly half said they had been taught to identify wealthy patients who might be prospective donors.