Treatment for cancer is complex, and managing all of the different aspects of treatment can be stressful. There are different doctors to consult, many tests to schedule, and instructions relating to your care to understand.
The information in this section is designed to help make the time you spend with your doctors more beneficial and productive.
You may be gathering cancer information, making appointments, getting test results, and learning about treatment options. One way to avoid feeling overwhelmed is to become well-organized.
Most people with cancer receive a large number of bills and health insurance claims, creating a cycle of paperwork that can be overwhelming. To reduce your stress and maintain financial health, it is important to develop a clear system for tracking payments and filing important documents.
Writing down information during visits with your doctor can help you manage what can seem like an overwhelming amount of information. These forms include an extensive medical history form, a form for contact information and insurance information, a form to log test results and appointment notes, and a form to list members of your health-care team.
Learn more about making appointments with your doctor and other members of your oncology team.