In the age of the Internet where cancer patients want to be involved in shared decision-making for their cancer care, they are exposed to information overload from a variety of sources - many unreliable. At every new patient visit I give my patients a summary sheet detailing diagnosis, treatment options, goals of therapy, and risks and benefits of therapy. Patients should be partners in their care and are encouraged to bring all of their questions (and questions from loved ones) to every visit.
Dr. James Khatcheressian, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.