Honest and open discussions with your cancer care provider are a vital part of every treatment plan. 

When you meet with your physician, bring a list of questions prepared in advance and ask a family member or friend to accompany you to help take notes and provide support. If you are having difficulty coming up with a list, you could consider some of the suggestions below:

  • What stage is my cancer and what does this mean?
  • Is my cancer in just one organ/place/location or has it spread? 
  • What are my treatment options? 
  • What are our next steps? 
  • What is the best way for me to reach you with additional questions?
  • Can you recommend resources for additional information and support?

If you don't understand or have questions concerning an explanation or answer, don't be afraid to ask your doctor for a clarification.