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Review for American Cancer Society Inc, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When my mom, who lived halfway across the country, was diagnosed with cancer the first phone call I made was to the American Cancer Society. They were so patient in explaining what we could expect, questions we should ask her doctor, and the differences between robotic and traditional laparoscopic surgery. Two years later when my grandma was diagnosed with the same type of cancer I made the call again and this time made sure my grandma called as well. Medical talk by healthcare professionals can seem so alien, especially to my grandma. ACS spent a good 30+ minutes on the phone helping explain what she had just heard from her doctor and empowered her with the information to make good decisions for herself, rather than blindly follow the advice of the first doctor she saw who as a general surgeon wanted to slice open her abdomen. Luckily with new information she opted to see a gynecological surgical oncologist and underwent a much less invasive surgery.

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