Feb 22, 2010 - 7:38 pm
I went to a pulmonary doctor today for a cough I've had for years. I'd never met him before and he took a medical history of me. When I told him I had had papillary thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed, he shrugged it off and said, "Oh that's not a real cancer!"
Now mind you, I think I know where he was coming from in the sense that he wanted me to believe that I was going to be alright and not to worry. But I am still furious over this statement.
Then he went on to say it's curable. And I pointed out that it could come back to which he responded, "Well, nothing in life is guaranteed."
To myself I said, "Duh..."
What do you guys think of this ignorant statement?