It's important to have honest, open discussions with your cancer care team. They want to answer all of your questions, no matter how minor they might seem. Don't be afraid to ask them. Here are some questions to get you started:
Along with these sample questions, be sure to write down some of your own. For instance, you might want more information about recovery times so you can plan your work or activity schedule. Or you might want to ask about qualifying for clinical trials.
Keep in mind that doctors are not the only ones who can give you information. Other health care professionals, such as nurses and social workers, may have the answers to some of your questions. You can find out more about speaking with your health care team in The Doctor-Patient Relationship.
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Last Revised: July 3, 2018