When faced with a cancer diagnosis, you need to find a doctor with whom you feel comfortable and can speak openly. But just what should you and your doctor talk about?

Knowing what questions to ask can help you feel prepared for your doctor visits. While it may take more than one visit to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed, making a list of your questions in advance can help you get the answers you need.

Create your discussion guide

Read over the following list of questions, then check off those that you would like to discuss with your doctor. You can also add your own questions at the bottom. When you’re finished, print out your personalized doctor discussion guide and bring it to your next appointment.

This tool is not intended to result in a diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. It’s meant to help you have a more meaningful discussion with your doctor. No information about you will be collected or stored.