Learning to manage your cancer or take care of someone who has cancer can be a challenge. You might find it hard to remember or understand what the doctor says. This brochure offers questions you may want to ask your doctor, and gives space to write down the answers.
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FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Questions to Ask My Doctor About My Cancer
Learning to manage your cancer or take care of someone who has cancer can be a challenge. You might find it hard to remember or understand what the doctor says. Bringing someone with you can help you remember the information correctly; so can this list. It offers questions you may want to ask—and gives you space to write down the answers. It might make it easier for you to manage your disease.
Will I need more tests before treatment begins? Which ones?
Has my cancer spread to other parts of my body?
What are my chances for survival?
What are the benefits and risks of each type of treatment you recommend?
What are the side effects of each treatment?
How will I know if the treatment is working?
How do I find out about clinical trials for my type and stage of cancer?
What long-term health issues can I expect as a result of my cancer and its treatment?
What is the chance that my cancer will return?
How long will it take for me to get better and feel more like myself after treatment?