It's important to have honest, open discussions with your cancer care team. They want to answer all your questions, so that you can make informed treatment and life decisions. For instance, consider these questions:
Along with these sample questions, be sure to write down some of your own. For instance, you might want more information about recovery times. Or you might want to ask if you qualify for a clinical trial.
Doctors are not the only ones who can provide you with information. Other health care professionals, such as nurses and social workers, can also answer some of your questions. You can find out more about communicating with your health care team in The Doctor-Patient Relationship.
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Last Revised: September 9, 2020