Can you ask questions and get answers you can understand?
Finding the right team, one that consists of professionals with whom you are comfortable, makes a big difference in how your treatment will progress. Your physicians should be knowledgeable, of course, but they should also welcome questions and be able to explain your treatment options to you in a way you can understand.
Do you understand your treatment goals and why particular treatments are recommended?
Once you’ve identified your team, your doctors can describe your treatment choices, the expected results, and the possible side effects you may experience.