Talking to Your Doctor About Melanoma
by Michael Jubinville, MPJ
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with melanoma. 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 simpler for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Melanoma
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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What should you ask your health care team about melanoma skin cancer? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/melanoma-skin-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-doctor.html. Updated May 20, 2016. Accessed May 7, 2019.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 5/7/2019
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