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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 cancer care team. You should ask any question, no matter how small it might seem. Here are some you might want to ask:
Along with these sample questions, be sure to write down some of your own. For instance, you may want to ask about getting a second opinion or about clinical trials that might be right for you.
Keep in mind that doctors aren’t 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 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. Penile Cancer: Questions to Ask the Health Care Team. 8/2017. Accessed at www.cancer.net/cancer-types/penile-cancer/questions-ask-health-care-team on May 27, 2018.
Last Revised: June 25, 2018
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