The Colon Cancer Podcast
About This Show
A one-on-one interview with survivors, care-givers and others affected by the all-too-common, but not as “famous” cancer. Join us as a new guest shares their story and shines some light on the darkness of colorectal cancer.
Most Recent Episode
How to Communicate With Your Healthcare Team, With Eddie Leigh
6 days ago
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The emotions behind hearing the words “you have cancer” can often cloud a patient’s ability to comprehend the information being shared by the medical team as well as the patient’s ability to ask important questions.
Eddie Leigh is a 20 year survivor of colorectal cancer and is the Founder and Director of The Center for Healthcare Communication. According to the website:
“The Center for Healthcare Communication’s mission is to increase patient satisfaction/safety and decrease communication-related medical errors.”
With years of experience teaching healthcare professionals how to effectively communicate, Eddie was a logical choice to bring on the show to teach patients how to communicate effectively with their healthcare team.
Tips for Communicating With Your Healthcare Team
* Prepare a medical resume that includes your history of surgeries, allergies, current medications and family history.
* Prepare a list of questions for your healthcare professional ahead of time. Review and rehearse them.
* Follow the A-B-C’s: Always Be Courteous