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What to ask your doctor about hormone therapy

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Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you suggesting hormone therapy for me?
  • What type of hormone therapy will be used?
  • Are there other choices of treatment in my case?
  • Are hormone treatments safe?
  • What are the benefits to me of taking hormone therapy?
  • How long should I take hormone tablets for?
  • What side effects might there be?
  • How long will side effects last?
  • Will there be any longer term side effects?
  • Is there anything that can help with side effects?
  • How might this treatment affect my sex life?
  • Who can I talk to if I am worried about side effects?
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Updated: 1 April 2014