Gathering Your Records
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In order for the CTCA oncology physician to complete a thorough evaluation and make treatment recommendations, it is very important for the prospective patient to collect a number of medical records and other documents related to previous treatment. The records and documents can be brought with the prospective patient at the time of the first visit to the CTCA facility. These records and documents can be released to the patient at his or her request.
An authorization for release of information form can be mailed, delivered or faxed to the appropriate physician, clinic or hospital. Photocopies of the form can be used.
Again, it is very important that the appropriate records and documents are available for review by the CTCA oncology physician during the first visit. What follows is a list of documents and records that the CTCA oncology physician requires:
- History and physical
- Discharge summary
- X-ray films and reports, including CT scans
- Current laboratory reports
- Original pathology and cytology slides and reports
- MRI and ultrasound films and reports
- Progress notes
- Operative reports
- Complete chemotherapy records
- Radiation treatment records
- Tumor marker reports
If you have any difficulty obtaining this information or need help, please call a CTCA oncology information specialist at: 1-800-615-3055.