Todd, this is something that _you_ must discuss with _your_ doc. One size does not fit all.
Don't be hesitant, don't be pushed aside. If you do not understand an answer, say, "I don't understand that answer. What does it mean for me and for my treatment?" Don't let your doc, or nurse practitioner, or ..., leave until _you_ are satisfied.
As Joan Baez sang, "Take it nice, take it easy, but take it."