Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Thyroid Cancer
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Everyone has a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about your personal risk factors and/or experience with thyroid 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 Thyroid Cancer
About Thyroid Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated May 2014. Accessed October 30, 2017.
Last reviewed September 2016 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 9/17/2014
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