John on Support & Communication

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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 speaks to the mistakes he and his wife made in communicating properly with their 15 year-old son. A father of three, he reminds us that each child hears and processes news differently. His youngest daughter reacted by going to her room only to appear the next day with a song she wrote for her mother.

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