Thanks for tuning in to the Armor Men’s Health Hour Podcast today, where we bring you the latest and greatest in urology care and the best urology humor out there.
On Today's episode, Donna and Dr. Mistry are joined by a special guest, Dr. Michelle Ashworth of Texas Oncology. Dr. Ashworth is a medical oncologist and shares with us today about cancer, available treatments, and how to approach making big decisions regarding your health.
Dr. Ashworth discusses the origins of chemotherapy, a more traditional approach to cancer treatment, as well as developments in immunotherapy, where our body's own immune system is strengthened to fight against infections and cancers. Cancer treatment research is an ongoing process. If you would like to find out about whether or not you are a candidate for a treatment currently being studied, feel free to visit clinicaltrials.gov, or start the conversation with your health care provider.
Dr. Mistry and Dr. Ashworth also discuss the importance of finding a doctor that is right for you. This means finding a physician that communicates the way that best benefits you and is as involved in your healthcare decisions as you would like. Remember, it is completely OK to seek out a second opinion before making decisions in your care.
Cancer often affects not on the person diagnosed, but those that are near to them as well, including family members and other loved ones. For this reason, we encourage you to weight out the various options available to you and to know that you are not alone in this fight.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Ashworth or Texas Oncology, where she cares for patients, please visit https://www.texasoncology.com/doctors/michelle-ashworth or call (512) 341-8724.
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