Talking to Your Doctor About Leukemia
by Debra Wood, RN
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with leukemia. 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 healthcare provider:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Your Risk of Developing Leukemia
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Last Updated: 1/28/2016
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