We collect your previous test reports and other medical records. We may need your help to do so, in case you need to sign a release form with your doctor.
a. Our goal is to review them before we meet with you so that we understand your unique case. Knowing the details of any previous diagnoses and treatments helps us provide the best possible care for you.
b. When you schedule your first appointment, our patient coordinators will contact your primary care physician and any other doctors to gather all of your records. We may need your help to do so, in case you need to sign a release form with your doctor. If we cannot obtain them in time, we may need to reschedule your appointment. You can speak with your patient coordinator or your doctor for more details.
Some types of medical records that you should keep include:
- Imaging test results, either on paper or stored on a DVD
- Pathology reports from any biopsies or surgeries
- Operative reports from any surgeries
- Treatment summary for radiation therapy, if you had it
- List of medications, doses, and how long you took them for systemic therapy such as chemotherapy or targeted therapy
- Discharge summary if you had a hospital stay
- Contact information for health care providers who treated you for cancer
c. Our team meets with you for a thorough diagnostic evaluation. We gather more information during your first appointment but may still need additional tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
d. If needed, you may undergo further imaging tests, blood work, or a biopsy.
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