Talking to Your Doctor About Colorectal Cancer
by Michelle Badash, MS
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with colorectal cancer. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
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 Colorectal Cancer
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed December 2019 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
Last Updated: 2/27/2020
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