HALTON-PEEL AND AREA MYELOMASUPPORT GROUP
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Informed decisions about your health care is important to your quality of life, and your survival. To make these decisions easier for you, we have compiled a list of suggested questions, as a starting point, to help you learn more about your cancer, your care, and your treatment. We encourage you to visit other websites, cancer support groups, but most importantly, talk to your doctor and health team. Feel free to print this list of questions, and bring it to your appointment.
Because appointments can often be brief, and because there is typically a lot of ground to cover when you are with your treatment plan medical team, it is a good idea to be well prepared. Here's what you can do to prepare beforehand.
Note the symptoms that you are experiencing. If you have had signs and symptoms of illness or are just not feeling well, write those details down along with when you first noticed them. List your other medical conditions. Include any and all prescription, or over-the-counter, medications that you are taking, as well as all vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies.
Take a family member or friend along with you since it can be difficult to remember all of the information provided during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed, or forgot. Don't be afraid, or embarrassed to surround yourself with a support system, and stay positive. Stress and anxiety are not helpful attributes when it comes to coordinating a treatment plan for you.