Questions to Ask My Doctors
After a cancer diagnosis, many people feel overwhelmed and unsure even of what questions to ask. Here are some questions that may help you talk with your doctors.
What type of cancer do I have?
How far has the cancer spread? Is it in the lymph nodes? Is it anywhere else in my body?
What stage of disease is my cancer?
What are the goals of treatment for me?
What types of treatments are available for me? Surgery? Radiation? Chemotherapy? Other options?
What is involved with each treatment?
Which treatment do you recommend for me, and why?
What are the side effects of this/these treatment(s)?
What are the risks if I have this treatment?
What are the benefits if I have this treatment?
How long will my treatment take?
How long will it take to recover from my treatment?
Where can I get more information?
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