Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about your personal risk factors and/or experience with esophageal cancer. By talking openly and regularly with your healthcare provider, you can take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your healthcare provider:
You will be in frequent contact with your treatment team. Arrange a time to discuss these important issues and events:
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Last reviewed May 2015 by Michael Woods, MD
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