Skip Navigation

COVID-19 Update

Due to interest in the COVID-19 vaccines, we are experiencing an extremely high call volume. Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. We are unable to accept phone calls to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at this time. When this changes, we will update this website. Our vaccine supply remains limited. Read all COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

Patient Care Options | Visitor Guidelines | Coronavirus Information | Self-Checker | Get Email Alerts

Patient Resources

DNA Sequencing

Questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse when you are considering immunotherapy:

  • What type of cancer do I have?
  • How much experience do you have in treating this specific type of cancer?
  • What stage is my cancer?
  • What does this stage mean for my treatment and prognosis?
  • What genetic testing has been done to classify and identify the specifics of my cancer?
  • Are there additional tests (genetic sequencing, mutational analysis, etc.) that could be done to help gather specific information to aid in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment?
  • What kind of treatments (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, etc.) are potential options for me?
  • What are the goals of these treatment options? (to cure the cancer, control the cancer, or improve quality of remaining life?)
  • What are the potential risks and benefits of each treatment option?
  • What are the potential side effects and how might we be able to manage them?
  • What is the cost of these treatment options and are they covered by insurance?
  • What options are available to help me with these costs?
  • What clinical trials are available to me?
  • Where can I get more information on all cancer clinical trials?
  • Where can I get a second opinion? Both locally and nationally?
  • Can I have a copy of my pathology report and all my test results?
  • Where is my biopsy stored and will it be available for second opinions and additional or future tests?
  • Who is part of my health care team, what are their roles and how can I reach them?
  • What is the best way to reach someone from my health care team?
  • When will I get a written report that includes treatment options and specifics about my cancer diagnosis?
  • What support organizations are available to me and my caregivers?
back to top button