New cancer early detection technology is becoming available without a holistic healthcare industry approach that allows patients the opportunity and support services necessary to change their lifestyle for improving their longevity through better cancer management.
Here is a mental model healthcare providers should pay attention to as they work toward helping people become aware of and manage their cancer risks:
Beliefs influence perception.
Perception structures reality.
Reality suggests possibilities.
Possibilities generate choices.
Choices initiate actions.
Actions affect outcomes.
Outcomes impact beliefs.
Awareness facilitates change.