This podcast was originally publish on WE Have Cancer by on May 7, 2019 here.
Seeking out a 2nd and 3rd opinion in her cancer treatment resulted in a dramatic improvement in Sasha Denisova’s quality of life.
Sasha first appeared on this podcast in Episode 83 where she shared the struggle she faced getting doctors to take her colorectal cancer symptoms seriously.
During our latest conversation she discussed why she made the decision to forego treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to seek treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. We also discussed:
- How she got the courage to challenge the initial treatment recommendations made by her doctor and why it’s important for everyone to advocate for their best care.
- The importance 0f seeking out opinions from the top rated cancer facilities in the U.S.
- How she eased herself back into working out in the gym and why working with a guided fitness instructor was important.
- Why exercise is vital to her well-being and how most cancer patients can find an exercise routine that works for them.