Medical information for cancer patients to keep on hand

The American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends that cancer patients keep the following information on file. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – People visit the doctor for any number of reasons. An achy back, an annual physical or even an especially pesky cold may compel people to book appointments with their physicians. Many such appointments do not require follow-up visits, but those that do may yield information that patients should keep readily available.Such is the case for people being treated for cancer. A cancer diagnosis can give way to a whirlwind of activity as patients consult with their primary care physicians as well as specialists with expertise in treating certain types of the disease. Patients can sometimes feel inundated with information, which can prove confusing at a time when they need to make important decisions regarding their care. To help cut back on that confusion and to facilitate treatm
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