Vaginal Cancer: What information should you bring to your first appointment?

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What information should you bring to your first appointment?

When you go to your first appointment with your gynecologic oncologist, you may want to bring a friend or relative for moral support, to help you remember all your questions, and to take notes.

You should also bring:

  • Results of any biopsies and tests performed by your primary care doctor. You may be able to have these forwarded directly from your doctor’s office to the gynecologic oncologist.
  • A list of any medications that you are currently taking, including vitamins and other dietary supplements
  • Your family medical history, including a list of family members who have had cancer
  • A list of all doctors you are currently seeing for ongoing care
  • Your health insurance information
  • A list of any questions that you wish to ask the gynecologic oncologist
  • An updated list of your past medical and surgical history, including your gynecologic and obstetric history

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