Talking to Your Doctor About Hodgkins Disease
by Debra Wood, RN
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with Hodgkins disease. 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 Hodgkins Disease
About Your Risk of Developing Hodgkins Disease
Based on my medical history, lifestyle, and family background, am I at risk for Hodgkins disease?
About Treatment Options
About Your Outlook
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Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/hodgkin. Accessed April 29, 2013.
Last reviewed April 2013 by Mohei Abouzied, MD; Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 3/18/2013