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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for persistent trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma

Men and women discussing gestational trophoblastic tumours

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • Are there other treatments I could have?
  • Which drugs will I have?
  • How will I have the treatment?
  • Will I have to stay in hospital?
  • What are the side effects?
  • Can I do anything to help prevent side effects?
  • Who can help me cope with side effects?
  • Who can I contact if I am worried about side effects?
  • What should I do if I get an infection?
  • How long will I have chemotherapy for?
  • How many courses of chemotherapy will I need?
  • How long will I have to be off work?
  • How can you tell if the chemotherapy is working?
  • How long will it take me to get over the treatment?
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Updated: 23 June 2016