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What to ask your doctor about persistent disease and choriocarcinoma treatment

Men and women discussing gestational trophoblastic tumours

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What stage of gestational trophoblastic tumour (GTT) do I have?
  • Which treatment will I have?
  • Is there a choice of treatments?
  • How long will the treatment go on for?
  • Do I have to stay in hospital?
  • How long will each treatment cycle last?
  • Can I go home in between treatments?
  • Is transport available to and from hospital?
  • Can I get help with the cost of fares to the hospital?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment?
  • What can I do to reduce them?
  • Is there a choice of anti sickness medicine if I feel sick?
  • Will I still be able to have children after the treatment?
  • What contraception should I use?
  • Are there any long term effects from this treatment?
  • How often will you see me when treatment has finished?
  • How will you know if the cancer has come back?
  • When can I get pregnant again?
  • Could the tumour come back after another pregnancy?
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Updated: 23 June 2016