Today Andrew Pollack, reporter for The New York Times, wrote a front page story about Dr. Lowy, hot chemo, and how other medical centers are now picking up on it for other advanced cancers including colon and ovarian. They are even advertising it as one last bit of hope when often there is virtually none. Now, some of the big names in GI cancers are suggesting this approach has merit and may offer longer survival then some super expensive drugs. There’s a debate going on. [...]
I have never met the famous television interviewer Barbara Walters. I have never met actress and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, or personalities Sherri Shepherd, or Joy Behar, or Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But I will – next Monday, May 2nd.
That’s because I have been invited to be a guest on the popular daily daytime television talk show [...]
There’s some confusion out there in the media that “Patient Power” is only about patients “holding hands” and providing emotional support to one another. It’s the warm and fuzzy side of medicine, like sitting at someone’s bedside. That support is terrific. But these days the leadership role of a well intentioned and well informed patient [...]