It is important that you stay well informed when it comes to your disease. Here are a list of some examples of the types of questions you may want to ask your cancer care team. (Click on the topic below to reveal the questions.)
Questions to Ask About Your Cancer Diagnosis
What are the risk factors with this disease?
Is this type of cancer genetic? Could other members of my family be at a risk?
What lifestyle changes do you recommend I make to stay as health as possible during treatment?
What are some common symptoms with this type of cancer?
How can I avoid or manage the symptoms with my daily activity?
Are there any activities that make the symptoms worse?
What tests are necessary with this disease and how often?
How long will it take to get the results? Will I get them in person at my next appointment or over the phone?
How much about my diagnosis should I share with my family and friends and when?
What is the stage of my cancer?
Has the cancer spread? If so, to where?
What are my treatment options?
How much experience do you have treating this type of cancer?
These are just a few of the many questions that may come up along the way. Cancer can be overwhelming and will attempt to overload not just your body but also your mind. The doctors, nurses and other providers at Lexington Clinic are committed to helping you and your family in every way possible through this process.
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