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Take an active role in your treatment. Let your doctors and nurses know you wish to participate in your health decisions. Find out what your insurance covers and if necessary, research financial assistance.

Ask for a second opinion if you feel uneasy or uncomfortable with either your doctors or what they say.

Remember that the doctors have many patients and their time may be limited. Be prepared for your appointments. Make a list of questions. Note any differences since your last visit. Review the material on talking with your medical professionals.

Hear, understand, and remember what is said. Take notes, bring someone with you. If you don't understand something -- ask for an explanation. Don't leave until you are comfortable with the information you've received.

Read the questions to ask when dealing
with cancer and it's treatments.

Read our collection of materials about how to communicate with your doctor and others in the medical community.

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