Cancer. It’s probably the scariest, most feared word in the English language. It’s a word that none of us ever want to hear and yet, surprisingly, about 40-50% of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. That means that it’s a near guarantee that you or someone you are very close to will get cancer. Today’s guest, Dr. Sarah Boston, is one of the leading veterinary cancer surgeons in the world. A few years ago her professional and personal life merged when she found a lump on her neck that she had a bad feeling about. Sarah then became her own advocate on the long journey to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
3:30 - Finding a lump on her neck.
5:00 - Physicians thinking she was overreacting and taking their time to see her.
5:45 - Doing an ultrasound on herself.
7:15 - Getting anxiety over physicians not taking her seriously.
10:45 - Having a background in oncology being a plus or minus.
11:45 - Being your own advocate.
14:30 - How things would’ve been different if things had moved faster.
16:30 - Feeling crazy and writing for catharsis.
17:35 - Being told you have cancer.
21:10 - The way people act around you.
23:35 - The vibe of the book.
25:00 - The way the book ended up coming together.
28:15 - The title of the book.
30:00 - The different (worse) treatment she got vs. the dogs that she treats.
38:00 - We miraculously solve all the problems of healthcare.
43:50 - Cost of treating cancer in animals.
46:00 - Advice for people with pets with cancer.
47:30 - Advice for people with cancer.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner