This is not an endorsement but I felt like this type of resource should be known to those of us in the cancer community. It is your life....
My gynonc is fully trusted by me. My faith in her is essential to my healing and to how my treatments are keeping my tumors in control. I have believed this since the first day I met my gynonc in Seattle. I had already undergone optimal debulking in California but life circumstances required me to uproot and move to Seattle for my chemotherapy. My mom, sister and her family were in Seattle.
I have full trust in God, in Jesus, but cannot say I have always trusted doctors. Sad huh. A freak thing happened with me in California where a nurse lied to a doctor, claiming I had done something I hadn't. My doctor in California dropped me. He didn't just drop me from the clinic but elected to drop me from the entire provider network. Eight months later I had aggressive stage IIIC ovarian cancer.
God is giving me strength to mention this so that I can help you. This event from my past was absolutely traumatizing. Left abandoned, as a woman with undiagnosed medical issues and severe rheumatoid arthritis, that doctor's actions were extreme and cruel. As patients, especially because insurance companies do not allow us the full freedom of choice, are at the mercy of the doctor and their office management.
The anger from that trauma is gone and I believe in my heart that God keeps me here to raise my voice about that experience so that you, the reader, always stays aware of your surroundings. I haven't eluded to that experience in quite a long time.