100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends by Susannah L. Rose, Richard T. Hara

By Susannah L. Rose, Richard T. Hara

No matter if you're a pal or relative of somebody struggling with melanoma, this publication bargains aid. the single e-book to be had to supply either the pro healthcare giver's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately taking care of family members or associates with melanoma, moment version supplies authoritative, functional solutions for your questions about therapies, domestic care, assurance, caliber of existence and extra. This ebook, thoroughly revised and up to date for this new version, is a useful source for friends and family who're dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of melanoma.

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Additionally, if you are comfortable, ask family or friends for the names of oncologists they know and liked. We provide several resources you may use to locate cancer specialists (see the Appendix). You may also contact your insurance company for a referral suggestion. Questions to ask a doctor: 1. ) 2. Specialization (Are you experienced in treating the type of cancer my loved one has? If so, how many cases do you treat a year? ) 3. Communication (Where can I find more information about my loved one’s cancer?

The relationship you have with the medical team is a crucial aspect of patient care and can be most helpful when dealing with important treatment decisions. QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 20 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER Do not feel embarrassed to ask, ask, and ask again. 20 • Before you go to a doctor’s appointment, the two of you should discuss your questions and concerns in advance. By preparing a list of questions before you step into the office, you will be less likely to forget any important topics you wish to discuss.

In fact, some of the methods proposed are potentially harmful. Keep in mind that you need to read everything with a critical mind, and do not necessarily believe personal testimonials, single reports of “new cures,” or any other sources of information that are not backed by a doctor you trust. Be particularly wary of purchasing anything. If you hear about something particularly interesting, do more research on the topic using the recommended resources suggested in the Appendix, and discuss all information with your doctor(s).

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