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What to ask your doctor about breast cancer chemotherapy

Men and women discussing breast cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending chemotherapy for me?
  • Is there any other treatment I can have instead?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • What drugs will I have and is there any choice of drugs?
  • What are the short and long term side effects?
  • Is there a treatment that won't make my hair fall out?
  • Is there a treatment that won't make me infertile?
  • How will chemotherapy affect my immune system and should I take anything to help boost it?
  • How long will my course of treatment take?
  • What can I do to help with side effects during chemotherapy?
  • How will I know if I get an infection?
  • Is there a number I can call if I'm worried about anything?
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Updated: 2 August 2014