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Doc, What Would You Do in My Shoes? 

How to Circumnavigate a Cancer Diagnosis

Book cover with female doctor performing a check up on a female patient

About this book

In this insightful and deeply personal book, Dr. Owen, both a patient and a physician, shares her own experiences with cancer care to foster self-advocacy when facing a diagnosis.

Navigating a cancer diagnosis is a daunting challenge. However, arming yourself with the right questions is key to making informed decisions about your treatment and engaging with your medical team effectively.


Dr. Owen offers invaluable insights:

  • the importance of owning a cancer policy distinct from a disability policy

  • the necessity of confirming insurance coverage before selecting a specialty hospital

  • Informed decision-making along the entire continuum of cancer care

These practical pointers are merely touching the surface of the myriad questions that may arise uniquely in each situation.
The book not only provides concrete advice but also offers a unique perspective: physicians are patients too.

Her firsthand experience bridges the gap between medical professionals and those seeking care, putting everything in perspective, and alleviating trepidation about consulting a medical professional.

Dr. Owen’s compassionate and knowledgeable approach empowers readers to advocate for themselves, ask the right questions, and make decisions that align with their values and preferences.

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