We hear from so many of our guests how important it is to be your own advocate with healthcare. We’re highlighting 3 articles to help you navigate your healthcare journey. From what to know when you’re discharged to managing your medication, we’ve made it easier to take control of your health. Click on the links below for the full articles. And please share these links with anyone who may need the info!

5 Things to Know Before You’re Discharged 

If you’ve received treatment that requires a hospital stay – being discharged may bring about a mixture of emotions. You may be glad you’re able to go back to the comforts of your own home, or you may be nervous about not having your care team readily available.

What can you do to make sure you have peace of mind when you head home? CLICK HERE for the five things the experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say patients need to know before they leave the hospital.

Early Detection Can Make A Difference – Should You Be Screened for Cancer?

When it comes to cancer screenings, which tests should you receive and when? It seems everywhere we turn there are different recommendations for different tests, whether you’re getting a mammogram, pap smear or colonoscopy.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America physicians help sort through some of the confusion by recommending you keep in mind the three Rs: risk factor, recommendation and rationale. Read more about each, including a compiled list of cancer screening recommendations from leading cancer organizations HERE.

Managing Your Medication

It happens to all of us. You leave the doctor’s office with a list of medications, instructions on when to take them and how much of each and think, ‘How am I going to remember all of this?’ We checked in with our oncology nurse navigator, Rebecca Buck RN, for some tips on how to make managing your medications easier. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.