As a cancer patient, you will receive a large amount of important information in a short time. It’s a good idea to take notes during each of your doctor’s appointments. One easy way to stay organized is to purchase a binder that includes paper for notes as well as pockets where you can place information given to you.

Between visits you can jot down questions and concerns that come up so you’ll remember to discuss them with your cancer care team. If you’re worried that you’ll miss important information while you’re taking notes or a written notebook just isn’t ideal for you, you might want to record conversations with your physician (many smartphones have a recording feature) and write down the important information in your notebook later.