Questions EVERY Cancer Patient Should Ask Their Doctor…

Most people have heard the terms “molecular profiling”, “biomarkers” and “personalized medicine”.  But what exactly do these terms mean and how can they affect a specific person’s cancer treatment?

One of the best resources I’ve found to explain these concepts is MyCancer.com.  It was created specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers by Caris Life Sciences® and Caris Target Now.  Check it out! 

Another important feature on the MyCancer.com website is the list of questions that EVERY cancer patient should ask their doctor.  Why?  Because taking a personalized approach to treating each person’s cancer is the best shot we have at successfully treating each cancer.  So please… Print it out… Pass it on to anyone you know who has cancer.  Knowledge is power… Share the power!

MyCancer.com – Questions to Ask Your Doctor

2 comments

  1. Meghan says:

    Robyn,
    First of all, thank you for all of the great resources! I was recently diagnosed with cancer in July of this year. I asked my doctor about the biomarker analysis and molecular profiling. Her response to me was that it is completely unvalidated and not clinically useful. I am really having a hard time understanding the “not clinically useful” part. Has anybody else experienced anything similar to this? Thank you!

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Meghan,
      Thanks so much for reaching out to me. I am a HUGE proponent of biomarker analysis & molecular profiling. Have you gotten a second opinion? I do know quite a few doctors don’t buy in to it but I don’t understand why- and candidly, many medical experts don’t understand why there is opposition to this either. There are only a handful of known biomarkers but if your tumor has one of the known ones, there are proven targeted therapies that are more effective at treating it. I would personally run any testing available regardless of the type of cancer. If you are interested, I’m sure the folks from mycancer.com would gladly speak with you. To contact them, visit http://www.mycancer.com/contact-us. And if I can be of any further assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Sending you lots of love & light, Robyn

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