My name is Dr. Kerry Forrestal. I am a practicing physician in Maryland. I am writing a book about what to do next and what you might expect starting out on your journey to beat cancer.
I'm an ER doctor. Over the years I have had to give people the news that they have a finding concerning for malignancy more times than I can count. I go the extra mile setting up appointments with oncologists, finding reasons to expedite care by getting people admitted, but beyond those first few hours, I can affect nothing for my patients other than setting them towards the resources they need to get started.
I have seen every reaction imaginable, but once that word "Cancer" drops I don't think anyone really hears anything else for days. I'd like to create a resource for people who are newly diagnosed to help them. Something that reaches beyond the ER. Something that is a practical guide.