Making the Most of Your Doctors’ Visits

 It is ok to ask any questions you have. You have the right to understand medical terms and cancer treatment options. You have the right to make choices about your treatment and care, even if the   opinion of your doctor is different.

  • Before the visit, take a few minutes to think about and write down any questions you have
  • Bring a friend or family member with you to help take notes—or ask a nurse.
  • If your doctor prescribes new medications, follow-up tests, or other things you need to do after the visit, write this information down. Once your doctor is done, read your notes back to the doctor or nurse. This will help to catch any information you may have missed or didn’t understand.
  • Always ask questions if you have them. If you don’t have any questions at that time, ask who you can reach out to if you have questions later on.
  • Write down the time and date of your next appointment.

 

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