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Why is it important to be open with your questions when choosing a cancer doctor?

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Openness to questioning is one of the most important things to look for in a cancer specialist. You need to feel like your doctor is listening to you and answering your questions. You should also make sure your doctor will be available to you when you need to talk to her -- even after you leave the office.

From: Your Cancer Specialists WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Terri Ades, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, director of cancer information, American Cancer Society, Atlanta. Jan C. Buckner, MD, chair of medical oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Harold J. Burstein, MD, staff oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.  National Cancer Institute web site: "How to find a doctor or treatment facility if you have cancer."



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 23, 2019

SOURCES: Terri Ades, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, director of cancer information, American Cancer Society, Atlanta. Jan C. Buckner, MD, chair of medical oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Harold J. Burstein, MD, staff oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.  National Cancer Institute web site: "How to find a doctor or treatment facility if you have cancer."



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 23, 2019

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