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Talking to Your Doctor About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 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 Your Risk of Developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116014/Non-Hodgkin-lymphoma-NHL . Updated January 9, 2018. Accessed March 30, 2018.
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 March 28, 2016.
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 March 30, 2018.
Last reviewed March 2018 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board
Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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