This is an article by one of the staff writers at the UCI communications department about my hematologist oncologist, Dr. Rita Mehta. I am so happy to share it here. Dr. Mehta is everything wonderful. I first saw her in 2004 at my original diagnosis of breast cancer because the physicians with whom I worked at that time recommended her professionally and personally; a couple of their wives had been Dr. Mehta’s patients.
When my cancer metastasized, I became even more secure with her because I knew she had a special interest in metastatic breast cancer. That was important to me because I feel that she is not afraid to treat aggressively but stays on top of the research and knows what works and what does not. Trust. That’s probably one of the most important parts of the relationship you can have with your oncologist. I know I’ve mentioned it before; I’ll repeat it. If you don’t trust your oncologist, find another.
Dr. Mehta also happens to be very caring and has a delightful sense of humor. She has made me laugh at times that I was crying from fear; she genuinely knows how to pluck fear and plant hope. She is absolutely honest and lacks any superficiality. Yes, I totally love her.
Also, see link to her UCI bio in my links: My Dream Team.
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