Test Result Talk: What Different Ways Can a Patient Receive a Result?

Test Result Talk: What Different Ways Can a Patient Receive a Result?

One’s health can be a pretty precarious thing to address. Usually, when someone feels that something is wrong, we go to a doctor, undergo some tests, and wait for the result. When it comes to dealing with something incredibly challenging like waiting to get a result of a doctor’s appointment that may possibly carry bad news, are there other ways to receive it?

Actually, there are

When it comes to getting the results of an examination, our choices are no longer as linear as they used to be. We would like to emphasize that while you are able to receive your results in a variety of ways, you will still need to return to your physician. It is always best to get a follow-up to see if there is anything else that needs to be done.

Nowadays, your chosen healthcare professional can get results to you in several ways. Here are some of them:

Email

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Results can now be received through your computer or phone. Your physician can send you your test results along with any instruction to return for additional testing, necessary treatments, or a comprehensive explanation of your results. A lot of the time, however, patients tend to not check their mail effectively. There are certain times when critical emails are sent to the spam folder.

While email is an swift method, it may not entirely be effective.

Phone Call

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If you’re the type of person that would rather be told things rather than be asked to read something, you can hand over your phone number to your physician. From there, they will be able to give you the result of your testing. They can also give you better tips on what comes next. This is one of the biggest reasons why getting a result via phone call is one of the preferred methods.

Via a Family Member

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If you would prefer to have the news broken to you by a trusted family member (or a friend) you can have them speak to your physician. That way, your healthcare specialist will know and can sufficiently guide the messenger how to best break the news.

Before You Go

You do have a choice when it comes to how you choose to receive your news. There are a lot of options waiting for you—all you have to do is choose. The method you choose should be something you are wholly comfortable with. What is more important is not how you receive the message; it is what you choose to do with the message once you have received it.

How would you choose to receive a patient result?

Before You Leap: Things to Consider Before Getting That Mastectomy

Before You Leap: Things to Consider Before Getting That Mastectomy

When the concept of breast cancer creeps up on you, it isn’t a big leap of logic to consider what you can do to save yourself from it. One of these things would be a mastectomy.

What is a Mastectomy?

This is a surgery that involves the removal of the breast tissue. While there are several degrees in which the breast tissue is removed from partial or total, this is one surgery that can be completely elective. Mastectomy is something that a lot of women have been choosing to undergo in order to preempt breast cancer.

Here are a few things you need to consider before getting that mastectomy:

Going Under the Knife More than Once

A mastectomy may take several surgeries to get all the breast tissue out completely (if you choose to get a total mastectomy). As the tissue is too close to the lungs and even the heart, doctors cannot linger long. Not a lot of people realize that mastectomies may require several procedures in order to get the desired result.

Do You Have a Support System?

We’re not referring to your healthcare provider or even your insurance. A Mastectomy will not just be a drastic physical change. There will be massive psychological changes as well. Most doctors will tell you that you will need to have someone with you through the whole process.

Before You Go

A Mastectomy is a procedure that you should think about thoroughly before you consider going through it. You must include someone you trust implicitly in your journey. You do not have to face this alone in the least. There are a lot of online communities like us that are ready to lend a hand when it is needed and wanted.

Do you think you would consider undergoing a mastectomy when it came to it?

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All in This Together: Benefits of Joining Communities Interested in Health Talks

All in This Together: Benefits of Joining Communities Interested in Health Talks

When it comes to the topic of health, it is important to know that you are not alone in this. Everyone is interested and invested in better health—especially when there is illness present. Today, we wanted to discuss some of the very real benefits of joining communities that are interested in health talks.

If you join a community that’s focused on the topic of health (like BCSM Community) you benefit from:

Supportive People

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There is nothing quite like the support of people who are going through the same thing. When dealing with a serious illness, the support of people who truly understand can help A LOT. Organic sympathy counts more than any well-made wish by someone who has never been ill.

Tested Knowledge Pool

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Communities (whether organization online or offline) spend a lot of their time trying to gather as much as useful information as they can. The ones that are usually part of such communities are those who personally are ill or presently have someone in their life that is. As such, the advice that they can dispense is more reliable.

Discounts and Treats

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Communities whether offline or online regularly have events. These events can involve healthcare professionals which often offer their expertise at a bigger discount that usual. There will also be a great opportunity to help support the ventures that are made to help fund a treatment. A lot of families and friends of people who are ill pull together and sell wares that are building toward a fund.

Before You Go

With each and every year that passes, there are better discoveries being made in the world of medicine. Being part of communities will help improve your chances of hearing about it and your interactions with other people in the community may even spark these discoveries. No matter where you are, you affect a change simply by being there.

What benefits did you reap when you joined a community focused on discussing health and wellness?