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Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits

Being prepared for your doctor visits can help make the most of your time with them.

Your Team of Health Care Professionals

Your doctor or oncologist may suggest that you see a team of medical experts to care for your NET. This is called a multidisciplinary team. This team can help ensure that you receive the best possible care, because:

  • NETs are found in different areas of the body, so you may want to see a doctor who is an expert in a particular area

  • NETs can cause different symptoms that may lead to other medical issues

Read about the health care professionals (HCPs) below to see how they can help care for your NET.

There are other HCPs not noted who can also support patients with a NET.

Ensure that you talk to your health care team

It's important to tell your health care team everything that could be relevant to your disease and treatment, including:

  • Symptoms

  • Allergies

  • Foods you eat

  • All the medicines you take (prescription and over-the-counter)

  • Any changes in your daily habits

Be sure to include details about new symptoms or any changes in symptoms, especially if they become worse.

It's also important to share information about your daily lifestyle with your doctors, like your work or exercise habits. Your doctors will consider all of these details to help create a plan for you to manage your NET.

Ask your health care team questions

Take an active role in your care. Ask your doctors a lot of questions, and write down the answers so you can read them again later. Your doctors want you to ask questions. If there's something you don't understand, ask your doctors to explain more or slow down when they speak.

Keep a regular appointment schedule

Try to plan your day-to-day calendar far in advance so you won't have to cancel any medical appointment.

Resources and Support

If you're looking for helpful resources on NETs and carcinoid syndrome, this is the place for you.