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What to ask your doctor on living with bladder cancer

Men and women discussing bladder cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Who can answer my questions about coping after bladder surgery?
  • How do I get the equipment I need to manage my urostomy or continent urinary diversion?
  • Do I have to pay for any of the equipment?
  • When can I go back to work?
  • Can I start my usual sports, hobbies and activities again?
  • Is there anyone I can talk to about how treatment has affected my sex life?
  • Can my partner come too?
  • Who can help me manage symptoms or treatment side effects?
  • Is there a specialist nurse I can see?
  • Where can I get help dealing with my feelings?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Is there anyone who can help me with money matters, including claiming benefits?
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Updated: 21 May 2015