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How to Talk to Your Doctor if You’re a Cancer Patient

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Cancer

When you’re given a negative medical diagnosis – particularly a chronic or potentially fatal disease – you are forced to absorb a massive amount of new information quickly. Processing instructions for your care, jargon, and unfamiliar terminology can be overwhelming. If you aren’t able to talk to your doctor effectively about your questions and concerns, then you’re forced to blindly trust someone you don’t really know to make your medical decisions. This can add more stress at a time when you’re already dazed and frightened. A poor diagnosis is always upsetting, but cancer patients face a...

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