As a cancer survivor, there are many opportunities to discuss your care with your providers and it is important your needs are being met. While it can be difficult to stay focused during visits, practicing good communication will help improve your care experience.
Here are some strategies to improve communication with your healthcare team:
"Teamwork: The Cancer Patient's Guide to Talking with Your Doctor" is a helpful publication available from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. To access this resource please visit www.canceradvocacy.org and simply type the title in the search bar.
You are your best advocate. Taking an active role in your care will help you take control of what is happening to you. What has been your experience? Have you found this an easy role to assume? If so, what tips do you have to benefit others?