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What to ask your doctor about treatment for advanced bile duct cancer

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Here are some questions you might want to ask your doctor about bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) treatment

  • Is my cancer too advanced to be cured?
  • Can my cancer be controlled with treatment?
  • What treatments are available?
  • Will the treatment shrink the cancer, or slow it down?
  • What are the side effects of the treatment?
  • For how long will the treatment work?
  • Are there any experimental treatments or trials I could try?
  • Could you arrange for me to have a second opinion?
  • What happens if I decide not to have the recommended treatment?
  • Is there a counsellor here I could talk things through with?
  • Will I be in pain?
  • What can you offer to control pain?
  • Is there a specialist nurse to help us with pain and other symptoms?
  • Is there anyone who can give me financial advice?
  • Who can I ask about claiming any state benefits?
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Updated: 22 January 2015