An important part of good health
care is a good relationship between you and your child's doctor. You must be able to
communicate well with each other so your child's needs are met.
At Dana-Farber, doctors from
different specialties, as well as experts in nutrition and other supportive
services, may be involved in your child's care. However, it's a good idea for one
doctor to be your main source of information.
Don’t be afraid to tell your
doctor how much, or how little, information you want. You might be an
“information junkie” who wants all the facts. Or you may prefer a general
overview with simple directions – what pill to give your child, what treatment he or she will
have, and when treatment will be done.
your child has persistent low or hopeless feelings, mention this to your doctor. Your child
may need help for clinical depression, a treatable illness that can occur along
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