Talking to Your Cancer Healthcare Team
Your healthcare team is there to help you, so reach out to them as much as you can. By asking questions, you can get clarity when you need it. Here are some other tips on how to talk with your cancer care team.
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Breast Cancer Information
Source: CancerCareYour doctors’ appointments will provide the best opportunity to speak with members of your healthcare team about your breast cancer. It helps to bring a written list of any questions you may have.
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Author: Sarah HandzelYou may wonder if you should seek a second opinion about your cancer diagnosis and treatment options. Second opinions may confirm your diagnosis and provide invaluable information about your cancer and where it’s located in your body.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityThe first critical step to managing your cancer treatment is making the decision to empower yourself and take an active role in your care. Learning about your cancer diagnosis, your cancer treatment, your healthcare team, and ways to improve your overall well-being can help improve the quality of your life.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityHear from Sheri as she discusses the need to take and keep good notes as a caregiver during doctor visits.
Source: American Cancer SocietyIt may help you to know that it’s common for patients to get a second opinion, and most doctors are comfortable with the request. Learn more about ways to get a second opinion.
Source: CancerCareGood communication with your doctor can help improve the quality of the care you receive. Getting as much information as you can about the goals of your treatment and how it will affect your life can help you feel more satisfied with your care.
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