Laughter really is — often but not always — the best medicine


Your sitemaster commonly tells people that the single most important thing that he does every day is to make someone smile or laugh. And yes, he does do his best to make sure he succeeds in that goal — even if it’s a person he is never going to see again.

From that perspective, many of our readers may be interested in reading a brief article this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Dr. Suneel Kamath that is entitled “Laughter in oncology is more common than you think.” Maybe, as patients, if we set one goal for ourselves when we go to see our doctors, it should be to help to make them laugh about something.

 

2 Responses

  1. I’m stage 4, Gleason 9, and resistant to everything. The best thing I can do to keep my spirits up is to do something nice for someone else or to make them laugh. If you make someone else feel good, you will also feel very good.

  2. My urologist laughs every time I pull my pants down.

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