If you experience these signs then you need to talk to your doctor and if he determines you have cancer, he may refer you to other specialist like:
- Doctors who treat cancer (oncologists)
- Doctors who treat cancer with radiation (radiation oncologists)
- Doctors who treat diseases of the blood and blood-forming tissues (hematologists)
What you can do
- Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions such as diet restriction.
- Write down any symptoms you’re experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
- Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
- Write down your family’s history of cancer.
- Make a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements that you’re taking.
- Consider taking a family member or friend along.
- Write down questions to ask your doctor.
What to expect from your doctor
Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions. Being ready to answer them may allow time later to cover other points you want to address. Your doctor may ask:
- When did you first begin experiencing symptoms?
- Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
- How severe are your symptoms?
- What, if anything, seems to improve your symptoms?
- What, if anything, appears to worsen your symptoms?