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Stop Lying to Your Doctor
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George Washington never met an Oncologist. I know this because of the Cherry Tree story. If our first President had spoken to a cancer doc, then that honesty fable would have been different. Anyone can tell the truth about cutting down a tree. It takes real guts to say to an oncologist, “I cannot tell a lie, I have a problem.” Doctors frighten all of us. No matter how warm and congenial they are, there is always the threat of what they may say.