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"Patients who are ending their treatment need to ask the question: 'Who is in charge of my care after treatment is over?" — Bernard M. Bandman, PhD
Asking questions is one of the most important things you can do when you see your doctor and other members of your care team. Before you visit with your doctor, take time to prepare, so that you're ready to tell the doctor about your health and ask questions. This helps both of you work well together.
At your first follow-up visit, ask your doctor or health care team about:
Find out more about your medical care after treatment. Understanding what to expect after cancer treatment can help survivors and their families plan for follow-up care, make lifestyle changes, stay hopeful, and make important decisions.
Develop a wellness plan. When you meet with your doctor about follow-up care, you should ask about developing a wellness plan that includes ways you can take care of your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.