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What to ask your doctor

Coping with cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do I feel so sad and anxious all the time?
  • I feel as if I have lost control over my life, what can I do?
  • Is my cancer or treatment causing these feelings?
  • How can I make myself feel better?
  • Who can I talk to about how I feel?
  • Are there any medicines that can help with depression?
  • What are the side effects of these drugs?
  • How do I talk to my children about how I feel?
  • Do other people with cancer feel like this?
  • How long am I going to feel like this?
  • What can I do to help myself get through these feelings?
  • Will seeing a counsellor or psychiatrist help me?
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Updated: 11 July 2014