Talking to Your Doctor About Ovarian Cancer
by Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with ovarian cancer. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, 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 doctor:
Specific Questions to ask your doctor
About Ovarian Cancer
About Your Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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 January 29, 2018.
What should you ask your doctor about ovarian cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-doctor.html. Updated February 4, 2016. Accessed January 29, 2018.
Last reviewed November 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 10/26/2016
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