‘Take control of your cancer journey’ - senior oncologist’s new book on how to make the system work for the patient - The Worcester Observer

‘Take control of your cancer journey’ - senior oncologist’s new book on how to make the system work for the patient

Worcester Editorial 23rd May, 2023   0

CANCER: The key to getting the best care – making the system work for you is written by Professor Karol Sikora, a cancer expert with 50 years experience in medicine. Including forty years in the NHS, a period as the WHO cancer chief and various positions in private organisations all over the world.

The book tells patients what the NHS doesn’t tell them, but which they need to know. It puts key expertise into their own hands – to make the system work for them.

Getting the best care means asking the right questions. It means knowing when you are being fobbed off with second best. It tells you how to understand what’s happening, and how to act.

Offering practical guidance in jargon-free language which empowers patients to take control of their care. It shows how to make the system work for the patient’s benefit, not the system’s.

Karol Sikora commented on the upcoming publication:

“The system is not designed to give one individual cancer patient the best possible care, it’s rightly there to give the widest number of people the highest service possible. For some, that is sufficient. For others? It’s not. This book is designed to empower and inform the individual so that they get what they need – timely diagnosis and treatment.”

“From practising polite persistence to understanding the disease, this book takes patients through every step of their cancer journey.”

“This is about empowering patients to take control and to receive the best possible care in the system they are in – whether that’s through the NHS, private sector or some combination of both.”

“Care within the NHS can be world-class and often is, but patients need to make the system work far more efficiently for themselves by asking several simple questions.”

“Understand your diagnosis and understand what are the next best steps – then take control of your cancer journey.”

The book is available for preorder now and is released on May 25th

Visit www.amazon.co.uk/Cancer-getting-best-Making-system/dp/1915115183 for more.


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