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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
Or ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
It’s important to have honest, open discussions with your doctor. You should feel comfortable asking any question, no matter how small it might seem. Here are some questions you might want to ask:
Once treatment starts, you’ll need to know what to expect and what to look for. All of these questions might not apply to you, but getting answers to the ones that do may be helpful.
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 may want to ask about clinical trials that might be right for you.
Keep in mind that your doctor isn’t the only one 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 learn more about speaking with your health care team in The Doctor-Patient Relationship.
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Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
American Society of Clinical Oncology. Neuroendocrine Tumor: Questions to Ask the Doctor. 11/2016. Accessed at www.cancer.net/cancer-types/neuroendocrine-tumor/questions-ask-doctor on August 10, 2018.
Last Revised: October 9, 2018
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