Talking to Your Doctor About Brain Tumors
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with brain cancer. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Consider Asking Your Doctor
About Brain Tumors
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Getting the most out of your doctor appointment. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Accessed July 12, 2021.
Questions to ask about adult brain and spinal cord tumors. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/brain-spinal-cord-tumors-adults/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-your-doctor.html. Accessed July 12, 2021.
Questions to ask your doctor about cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/questions. Accessed July 12, 2021.
Last reviewed July 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 7/12/2021
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