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Questions to Ask Your Physician

I have noticed that many patients and loved ones are a little uncomfortable when it comes to asking questions to surgeons and oncologists when given the opportunity. Many are unsure what to ask. So I thought I would post some suggestions to everyone out there to make this more comfortable.

If you are meeting with a surgeon/oncologist for the first time, do not be afraid to ask:

At any point in the relationship with your physician, you have the right to know: Do not forget to ask about the things that are most important to you: Finally - and most importantly - ask these questions to YOURSELF: If you are uncomfortable with the results of some of these questions, you may want to re-evaluate who your physician is or get a second opinion.

- Heather Sentkoski, Clinical Social Worker

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