You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with leukemia. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your healthcare provider:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Your Risk of Developing Leukemia
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Questions to ask your doctor about cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/questions. Updated February 1, 2012. Accessed January 28, 2016.
Talking with your doctor. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/talkingaboutcancer/talkingwithyourdoctor/index. Accessed January 28, 2016.
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 January 28, 2016.
Last reviewed December 2015 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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