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What to ask your doctor about treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What type of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia do I have?
  • What treatment would you recommend and why?
  • What are the risks and benefits of this treatment?
  • Are there any other treatment options?
  • How long will I be in hospital for?
  • How often will I have to come back to hospital?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment?
  • How long will they last?
  • What are the long term side effects?
  • What do you expect the treatment to achieve?
  • What is the chance of the leukaemia coming back after I have been treated?
  • Will I be able to go back to work after this treatment?
  • Will I still be able to have children after this treatment?
  • Will the treatment cause an early menopause? If so, how will you treat this?
  • Can you arrange sperm banking for me before I start my treatment?
  • Will I have any hair loss? If so, when will my hair grow back?
  • Can you arrange a wig for me on the NHS?
  • Will I have difficulties with eating and drinking? If so, what can I do about my diet?
  • Is there a clinical trial I may be suitable for and will it help me?
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Updated: 19 May 2015