Call to Action
Dr Liz O'Riordan
Photo credit: liz.oriordan.co.uk
By Patricia Kearns
I found this article very special for a number of reasons.
Liz Ball MD or Dr. Liz O'Riordan, as she goes by on social media, writes from the place of being both a breast surgical oncologist and a breast cancer patient. In the essay you'll find here, she writes to her fellow doctors, but we patients have access to her words too.
And they are very honest. She wants her colleagues to learn from her experience so they will provide for their patients things they badly need. Things that she had not thought about before she became sick with breast cancer herself.
Reading O'Riordan also made me reflect on how my own breast cancer surgeon communicated the hard news about my biopsy being positive for cancer in a very humane way. Much later, I learned that my doctor had lived through cancer himself.
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