Experiences with Problems with doctor

The relationship that cancer patients have with their doctor is one of the most important relationships they have in their life during their time of cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment. When cancer patients are having problems with their doctor, they wonder, “Should I find a new doctor?” or “When should I get a second opinion?”. The best advice is shared by WhatNexter’s below.

When having problems with your doctor, many suggest that you let them know you are involved right off the bat. Communicate well. Ask your doctor any questions you have and do not be insulted when they brush you off; doctors have very busy schedules. Write down questions that you have before your appointments so that you are prepared. It is also helpful to bring a friend or family member to remember information relayed by your doctor. Be confident and involved. Do not be intimidated rather, advocate for yourself. Ultimately, if you are uncomfortable with your doctor, do not try to spare their feelings by sticking with them anyway. It is much better to find a doctor that you are comfortable with. Share any problems you have had with your doctor and get insights from people that may have experienced the same things below.

    • Fridges
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinom...
    2 months ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Fought with PCP for months, him saying "all you have is a sore throat, take this med". Eventually, on 5/18/07 at about 9.00am he gav...

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    • Denise
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    6 months ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Since the onc and pharm tech missed the fact I was allergic to the chemo they gave me, I decided to go to the CTCA and do co-managed...

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  1. 9 months ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    no info provided by doctor unless pulled it out of him.

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    • Ignatius
    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma ...
    9 months ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Doctor who was supposed to do surgical biopsy scheduled me without telling me.

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    • meyati
    • Experience with Atypical/Agressive Basa...
    9 months ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    The main oncologist and the main clinic decided to take my driver's license from me for several reasons #1 Age #2 head cancer #...

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    • 1808Manoa
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    about 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    I learned the hard way that you MUST be in charge of your case and not assume that the staff of the doctor's office gives a hoot abo...

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    • Crackers
    • Experience with Chronic Lymphocytic L...
    about 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    Blood tests have changed for the worse, but Oncology Nurse said no reason for panic

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  2. about 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Plastic surgeon issues that have nothing to do with $$$

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Dr. came in said I had lupus and was going to be dead in less than 2 years and to make my funeral arrangements, This was the same da...

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  3. over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    PC couldn't read my pathology. Said I was cam5.2+ but didn't know what it meant. Said breast cancer is rare. Said, I probably just h...

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    • shellshokd
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    sexually abused by doctor

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    • Ohhemmgee
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Car...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Have a disinterested oncologist. All others have been wonderful.

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