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What are your tips for finding a good oncologist?

Share your tips with fellow community members looking for an oncologist! If you haven’t found a good one, what challenges have you faced?

  1. Finding a doctor I jive with was a rocky path for a bit, but my best advice is to look out for how well you are listened too. Make sure you are heard and not overlooked. It's important ALL of your questions are answered about treatment before you leave.

    1. the first oncologist I went to just did not understand my point of view that at 74 longevity was not my goal, quality of life was more important to me. To her I was 'non-compliant'! However I have since found an excellent oncologist who understands my point of view.

      1. Hi Yes! Absolutely agree, anyone at any age should be able to choose if they lean toward quality or longevity. Quality of life is so so important. I am so glad you found an oncologist that fits the bill. Hope you are feeling great!
        Best, Mallory (Team Member)

    2. Ask your friends who they recommend. Join Zoom support groups through your hospital. I have found that fellow cancer patients are more than happy to offer sound advice.

      1. So I got put with both of my oncologists, and I’m so nervous to have to find a new one!!! thats a good tip about zoom groups, I’m getting more comfortable with those these days, so thank you for that!

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