If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, choosing the right health care team is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
Why Develop Criteria?
Carefully choosing and defining criteria will help you to:
Clarify your needs
Prioritize and organize so you can gather information more efficiently
Quickly eliminate alternatives that fail must-have requirements
Standardize the way you assess multiple options so you compare "apples to apples."
What’s more - the process will help you to get in the habit of being the one to take control of your future.
What Criteria Should I Include?
There’s no one set of criteria that will be all inclusive for everyone. We’ve put together a list that’s probably 95% of what most people will want to consider, but you’ll need to add any issues that are unique for you. Whatever you decide for your final criteria set, we suggest you focus your questions and evaluation on how each provider stacks up according to your particular type and stage of cancer.