A cancer diagnosis is life-changing, but it can be an especially disconcerting time for teenagers and young adults. Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, offers some insights into this special population in his latest New York Times column.
In his latest New York Times column, Cleveland Clinic hematologist/oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, reflects on the insights that come from photos of his patients in the electronic medical record.
Often, a cancer diagnosis imparts a sense of urgency — a desire on the part of the patient to begin treatment as soon as possible, to vanquish their disease and resume a normal life. But what does a physician do when a patient isn’t ready?
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, only understood his father’s passion for art on canvas after his father’s deteriorating health revealed the passion’s purpose.
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Facing a life-threatening illness like cancer, patients look to their physician for reassurance and hope. “The compassionate part of me aches to alleviate my patients’ fears,” Cleveland Clinic oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, writes. But what happens when they want more certainty?
Oncologists often have to deliver bad news to their patients, but repetition doesn’t make the task any easier. Relaying complex information about test results, treatment plans, risks and survival chances is challenging, writes Cleveland Clinic oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS — especially with patients who have comprehension difficulties.