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What to ask your doctor about diagnosing a rare cancer

You are likely to have a lot of questions to ask your doctor. It might help to write them down so you don't forget.

Here is a list of things you could ask:

  • When will you know if I definitely have cancer?
  • Which tests do I need?
  • How long will it take before I get the results?
  • How will I be told the results?
  • When will I be told if there are signs the cancer has spread?
  • What happens if the results show the cancer has spread?
  • If I have a rare type of cancer, will the treatment be different from the commonest type of that cancer?
  • When will I start treatment?
  • Will I be able to see a specialist nurse?
  • What emotional support can I get?

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