Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Thyroid Cancer
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
It is important to talk with your doctor or care team about your health history and health goals. Open and regular communication will help manage care and let you 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 care team:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Your Risk of Developing Thyroid Cancer
About Thyroid Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Questions to ask your doctor about cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/questions. Accessed December 31, 2018.
Talking with your doctor. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/cancer-control/en/booklets-flyers/talking-with-your-doctor-english-pdf.pdf. Updated November 17, 2015. Accessed December 31, 2018.
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 January 19, 2018. Accessed December 31, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 12/23/2020
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