Ask Questions


Asking Questions will:


  • Understand what is happening and feel more confident
  • Prevent mistakes and reduce confusion
  • Know what to do to get well and stay healthy
  • Get the safest care

Tips for Asking Questions


  • Think about your questions before your appointments and write them down so you don’t forget something important during the appointment.
  • Take notes during your appointments and write down the answers to your questions.
  • Tell your doctor or nurse if you dont understand something and ask them to explain.
  • If you receive printed information or instructions that are confusing, ask your healthcare provider to explain them.
  • Take a buddy with you to help you remember important instructions and information.

Forms to help your conversation

 Here are some sample questions to ask your doctor and healthcare team: 

Questions to ask your doctor

Questions to ask about breast cancer

Questions to Ask about Ovarian Cancer