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.

    • kdiamond
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, ...
    5 months ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    It was my senior year of college and it dawned on me that I didn’t have a doctor and hadn’t had a basic check up since I was in ele...

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    • TomB
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinomas,...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    One treatment of Cisplatin caused tinnitus and not able to be around noises. Was NOT informed or given a hearing test before treatme...

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    • Kaylia
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B-C...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    5 GP appointments spread over 3 months and told I had an allergy, and (most shockingly) NOT to go back to GP for at least a month!!!...

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  1. over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Oncologist at Dana Farber said stage 0 "is not even cancer" and I was "cured...nothing you need to worry about anymore"

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    • Cklanier
    • Experience with Carcinoid tumor, Smal...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    After initial surgery combined with adrenal adenoma removal with adrenal gland. 12.5 cm in size .. Benign.... I was sent to K U Canc...

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    • kcmcmurray
    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphom...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Primary Treatment and care has been with The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion. They were my second opinion and I highly ...

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  2. over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    2018 has just stunk to high XXX as mom would have said. Feb last year I went into the hospital. Diagnosis: Flu B, Pneumonia, DVT le...

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    • Gloria1953
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterin...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    The website promises alot. It too bad, that it's not true. https://www.karmanos.org/cancer-care/teams/gyn Home / Patients & Visi...

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    • Gloria1953
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterin...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Finally was ordered in by the rude clerk. Another lead us to the little room. then wait & wait. A Second-in-command doctor with a st...

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    • Gloria1953
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterin...
    over 1 year ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Go to the appointment on time. Clinic was running late. They environmental air unit wasn't working properly. A long wait . Pregnant ...

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    • quimerae
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 2 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    Constantly, repeatedly dismissed while begging for help for over 18 months. I was diagnosed abroad, where I was taken seriously.

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    • SharkDiver
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Eso...
    about 2 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

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    asked for 2nd opinion, found it was metasticized to distant (groin/chest) lymph nodes

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