Cancer care involves a team of specialists. Each of them is committed to you and your family having the best outcome and the most positive experience possible. The health care team works best when patients are also active members of the team, as specialists on themselves.
Active patient asks questions, especially if health care providers say something they don't understand. Active patients do their best to follow the instructions their health care providers give. And they tell their health care providers about any problems or side effects they may experience, even if the issue seems minor.
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