Talking to Your Doctor About Brain Tumors
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it's essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with brain tumors. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
To make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Brain Tumors
About Your Risk of Developing Brain Tumors
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Questions to ask your doctor about cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/questions. Accessed August 10, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 8/10/2018
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