Choosing the best lymphoma doctor for your needs requires careful consideration. Establishing the amount of experience a doctor has with treating lymphoma patients is important, but there are other things you should take into account as well, according to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.
Don’t be afraid to ask the oncologist about their experience with lymphoma patients. Have they treated lymphoma patients recently? Have they treated patients with the same type of lymphoma that you have? Are they up to date with all the latest research and treatment information for lymphoma?
Understanding what your treatment options are will help you take a proactive role in your treatment. Will your doctor be willing to try newer treatments as well as traditional ones? Will they suggest alternative therapies along with conventional treatment? Can they get you enrolled in a clinical trial for lymphoma patients?