In 2003, Marlene Nusbaum learned firsthand how differently the world can appear to someone undergoing cancer treatment. Diagnosed with stage II breast cancer, the 54-year-old business executive–turned–French teacher dutifully reported to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, near her home in Newton, Mass. “I had the best care and the best providers in the world,” she recalls, but the mundane aspects of her experience left something to be desired.
This feature about how cancer patients can influence care at major centers ran in the fall 2012 issue of Cancer Today. Read it here.