Being educated and informed will help you make the best decisions about your cancer treatment.
Your doctor and nurse are your best sources of information, but you must remember to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask anything that is on your mind. To make the most of your opportunities to learn from your health care providers, read as much as you can, and make a list of questions before each appointment. Ask family, friends, and your support team to help you remember the questions. Consider taking notes during your visits to ensure you remember what you’ve learned. These approaches will help you communicate more effectively with your doctor or nurse.
The following are some questions, grouped by topic, which you may wish to ask your nurse or physician: