Communicating with your Health Providers

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s recommendations for making the most out of your medical appointments
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/index.html

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Bernard M. Bandman, PhD, offers real-world tips to help cancer survivors talk with their doctors and nurses when transitioning out of treatment.
http://www.dana-farber.org/For-Adult-Cancer-Survivors/Experts-Speak-on-Survivorship-Topics/Communicating-With-Your-Care-Team-after-Cancer-Treatment.aspx

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
This link will provide survivors with information and tips regarding self-awareness of symptoms and side-effects as well as how to effectively communicate with medical professionals about these issues. This includes information on how to take full advantage of the services available to survivors.
http://www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/advocating-for-yourself/during-and-after-treatment/

University of Minnesota
A detailed step by step guide to communicating effectively with your healthcare provider
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/navigate-healthcare-system/how-can-i-communicate-effectively