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What to ask your doctor about tests for bone cancer

Men and women discussing bone cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What tests are you going to do?
  • What are you looking for?
  • Do I need a biopsy?
  • If so, will I have it at a specialist centre?
  • Will the tests show whether I have cancer?
  • Will the tests show whether my cancer can be operated on?
  • If so, where will I have the operation?
  • Where is the best centre for this type of treatment?
  • Are any of the tests painful?
  • Do any of the tests have after effects?
  • Can I have these tests as an outpatient?
  • Should I bring someone with me when I have the tests?
  • How long will the results take?
  • Who will give me the test results?
  • How will you give me the results – by letter, phone or in person?
  • Is there a support group in the area or an information centre in this hospital?
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Updated: 6 January 2015