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What to ask your doctor about living with chemotherapy

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What changes might happen to my life during my chemotherapy?
  • Will I be able to go on working?
  • What about my social life?
  • I like sports – will I have to give them up?
  • How long can I expect to feel low?
  • What support services are available in my area?
  • Is there someone here who can help me with money matters?
  • What about food – is there anything I shouldn't eat?
  • Is it okay for me to drink alcohol during my treatment?
  • I was planning to go away on holiday – will I need to cancel?
  • Which vaccinations can I have?
  • Do you have any general advice about my social life during chemotherapy?
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Updated: 17 April 2013