Talking With Your Doctor

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Abstract:

This four-page handout helps people with cancer communicate with doctors and nurses who are treating them. It discusses communication between doctor and patient, identifies important information that patients need, and provides a list of common questions to ask their health care team. The document recommends things patients can do to remember the information they receive at doctor's visits, encourage communication between doctors, and take a more active role in their own cancer care and treatment. It includes American Cancer Society contacts for more information.

This document is copyrighted and protected by the American Cancer Society's content usage policies, which may be found at https://www.cancer.org/about-us/policies/content-usage.html. It should not be modified, or reproduced, displayed, or distributed for commercial purposes or financial gain. Users may print or download this health information resource from https://www.cancer.org/ for personal use only.

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Author(s):
American Cancer Society
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Neoplasms, Patient care team, Physicians
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
11/17/2015
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