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  • To get the most out of your conversation with your doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider, it is important that you are open about providing information.
  • Ask your doctor to repeat information if it isn’t clear or if you didn’t understand it.
  • Consider your options before making a decision – ask questions about your diagnosis and treatment and about other available treatments that could help you.
  • Follow up when you get back home from an appointment – call for your test results and make all the other appointments that you need.

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Reviewed on: 23-09-2013