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Erin Mershon - October 2017
Republican Congressman Phil Roe, knows what a cancer diagnosis can mean. As an OB-GYN by trade, Roe has been in the position of informing his patients of their diagnoses. However, the tables have turned and Roe is now a patient himself. Self-admittedly, he had been a terrible patient previously but is recognizing the importance of doctor's orders.
Roe's decision about disclosure is nuanced as a politician, as they must decide when, how, and if to tell their constituents. Though many often choose to go the route of disclosure post-surgery, Roe decided he wanted to be vocal from the outset. He's also been trying to create a practical plan for working through his treatment. Though extremely active and athletic, Roe and his staff have been diligent about scheduling resting periods so that he is able to keep his energy up to work.
For more on Roe's experience of working through treatment, click.
Original source: www.statnews.com