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.
Learn More About Sasha’s Story
Today is my expiration day. I smiled as I jumped out of bed and made myself a cup of coffee. I’m starting the day with my usual run with my two dogs. The world around us is still asleep. As we run down the dark wooded path, I am reflecting on the last 18 months.