I have not started treatment - when should I book my initial appointment?

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to try and schedule an initial appointment BEFORE you have started any conventional treatment. Precipitous treatment decisions are often made out of fear and anxiety that unfortunately is often engendered in typical oncology offices but may NOT be the best strategy. (For example, it is traditional to perform debulking surgery before consulting with a medical oncologist for chemotherapy, but there are some reasonable arguments for reversing this sequence of events...) 

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