You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with Hodgkin lymphoma. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Based on my medical history, lifestyle, and family background, am I at risk for Hodgkin lymphoma?
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Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/working-with-your-doctor/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor.html. Updated May 2014. Accessed February 26, 2016.
What should you ask your doctor about Hodgkin disease? American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-talking-with-doctor. Updated February 9, 2016. Accessed February 26, 2016.
Last reviewed March 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD
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