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What to ask your doctor about brain tumour chemotherapy

Men and women discussing brain tumours

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • What do you hope the treatment will do for me?
  • Is there any other choice of treatment?
  • How often will I have chemotherapy?
  • Can I take chemotherapy tablets at home?
  • What are the likely side effects?
  • How can you help me to cope with the side effects?
  • What should I do if I am worried about side effects?
  • What should I do if I am sick after taking my tablets?
  • How should I store the tablets at home?
  • How will you know if the treatment is working?
  • What will happen if the brain tumour comes back after this treatment?
  • What are chemotherapy wafers?
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Updated: 30 December 2013