Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Bladder Cancer
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it's essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with bladder cancer. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
To make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Your Risk of Developing Bladder Cancer
About Bladder Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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What should you ask your health care team about bladder cancer? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladder-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-doctor.html. Updated May 23, 2016. Accessed August 3, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
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