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John Symes is the CEO and Founder of Patient Talk. It was his experience of going through the breast cancer journey with his wife that is the inspiration for Patient Talk. He talks about his immediate reaction to the news and how he made every effort to help his wife filter through all of the information recognizing the final decisions for treatment must be the women’s prerogative. Most importantly, he speaks to the importance of communication and how hearing other women’s stories help guide his wife through her journey and how that became the foundation of Patient Talk mission.

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ContributorJohn, 59Read Full Bio

Biography

John Symes is the CEO and Founder of Patient Talk. It was his experience of going through the breast cancer journey with his wife that is the inspiration for Patient Talk. He talks about his immediate reaction to the news and how he made every effort to help his wife filter through all of the information recognizing the final decisions for treatment must be the women’s prerogative. Most importantly, he speaks to the importance of communication and how hearing other women’s stories help guide his wife through her journey and how that became the foundation of Patient Talk mission.

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Watch as John talks about the importance of getting involved with your partners diagnosis immediately. There are so many doctor appointments and you need to be there as a second pair of ears because emotions and anxiety are so high for the patient.

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