You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with ovarian cancer. 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 doctor:
Specific Questions to ask your doctor
About Ovarian Cancer
About Your Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians 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 October 26, 2016.
What should you ask your doctor about ovarian cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-talking-with-doctor. Updated February 4, 2016. Accessed October 26, 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.
Copyright © 2012 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.
What can we help you find?close ×