Talking to Your Doctor About Leukemia
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have your own health past. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with leukemia. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
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 Your Risk of Leukemia
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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The doctor-patient relationship. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/understanding-your-diagnosis/talking-about-cancer/the-doctor-patient-relationship.html. Updated May 25, 2016. Accessed December 21, 2018.
Last reviewed December 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 3/13/2019
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