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September 18, 2016

Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life

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  1. Robin McGee / August 25, 2016 at 10:16 am /Reply

    This book raises many questions, including the unsettling one that perhaps those with advanced medical training can get correct care, while those of us without such knowledge are at tremendous risk. Dr. Boston was able to push past those doctors who dismissed the possibility of her cancer because of her own experience as a surgical oncologist for dogs. She knew what a thyroid tumour felt like. Her persistence in the face of nay-sayers lead to correct treatment. But I am left wondering: if getting correct diagnostic care was that difficult for her, what chance do the rest of us have?

  2. Anti-Cancer Club
    Anti-Cancer Club / August 25, 2016 at 10:33 am /Reply

    Our only hope and option is to take charge, be an advocate for ourselves and keep at it. It’s a sad state of affairs that our doctors are not also our advocates.

  3. Stephie
    Stephie / August 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm /Reply

    It’s takes tenacity with a large measure of “I will not be deterred; I know something is wrong” to be sure. As I have always maintained, we all must be our own best advocates no matter how that appears to those within the healthcare delivery system.

    I am curious to learn more about Dr. Boston’s interactions/communications with her patients’ owners and her patients themselves, especially surrounding a cancer diagnosis.

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