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What to ask your doctor about living with bone cancer

Men and women discussing bone cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • How will my treatment affect me?
  • Is there anything I shouldn’t do after limb sparing surgery?
  • What should I do if I am concerned about my arm / leg?
  • When will I get a limb prosthesis?
  • Who will help me get used to it?
  • How often will I need a new prosthesis?
  • What problems should I look out for with my prosthesis?
  • Will I have some long term effects?
  • Will I ever get back to normal?
  • Will I be able to go back to work / school / college?
  • Where can I get help with claiming benefits and grants?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Can I have an occupational therapy assessment to see if I need any changes made at home?
  • Where can I get help dealing with my feelings?
  • Can you refer me for counselling?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • Could you refer me to a specialist nurse?
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Updated: 16 January 2015