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What to ask your doctor about treating anal cancer

Men and women discussing anal cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What stage of cancer do I have?
  • What treatment do I need?
  • Is there a choice of treatments?
  • Will this treatment cure my cancer?
  • What are the side effects of these treatments?
  • Will I be in pain?
  • Are there any long term side effects?
  • How often will I have to come to hospital for treatment?
  • Will I have to stay in hospital or can I have it as an outpatient?
  • Is there any transport available?
  • Who can I contact if I have a problem/question?
  • How often will I have follow up appointments?
  • What tests will I have at these appointments?
  • Is there any research going on in anal cancer?
  • Can I go on a clinical trial?
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Updated: 9 June 2016