Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Testicular Cancer
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about your personal risk factors or experience with testicular cancer. By talking openly and regularly with your healthcare provider, 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 Testicular Cancer
About Lumps or Abnormalities You Find
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Testicular cancer. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T907377/Testicular-cancer. Updated July 6, 2018. Accessed October 31, 2018.
What should you ask your doctor about testicular cancer? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicular-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-doctor.html. Updated May 17, 2018. Accessed October 31, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 10/31/2018
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