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From Parent to Patient Advocate: Advocating for the Right Medical Care For Your Child--What Every Parent Needs to Know

From Parent to Patient Advocate: Advocating for the Right Medical Care For Your Child--What Every Parent Needs to Know

Getting a medical diagnosis, especially when it's a major illness or chronic condition like cancer or diabetes, can be confusing, scary, and downright overwhelming.  Bringing someone with you to a meeting with doctors is important--for support, to help listen, take notes, ask questions, and hear not only the diagnosis, but also about your options.  We are glad we had someone with us when our daughter was diagnosed with cancer.  Here's our story and the lessons we learned in the process.