Finding out that you or a loved one has cancer will make you feel like your life has been turned
upside down. In the days and weeks after receiving a diagnosis, new patients and their loved ones often feel overwhelmed
and totally lost about where to turn for guidance, support or simply what to do.
Where do you go to get answers? Or where do you go to get the basic questions just to ask? Getting information about what
to asked, what happens next, how to understand your diagnosism and most important, how will your treatment impact your life
becomes your priority #1.
Providing you with the support and guidance you will need to adjust and cope with cancer is what our THOCPA care team does.
Organizing your information and questions before you see your THOCPA team can be very helpful both to you and to your team. Here
are some tips to help you make the most of your first appointment.
Bring notes about your personal health history, including the dates, for the following:
Ask a family member or friend to come with you to the visit, to listen and take notes while you are talking with your healthcare team
Bring your insurance card and identification
Bring a copy of your advance directive or durable power of attorney for health decisions