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What to ask your doctor about chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) chemotherapy

Men and women discussing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • How much treatment will I need?
  • Which drugs are you going to give me?
  • How do you decide which drug to use?
  • Is there written information I can have about these drugs?
  • What will the side effects be?
  • Will any of the side effects be permanent?
  • Can you prevent or reduce any of the side effects?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • When will you know if it has worked?
  • What will happen if it doesn’t work?
  • What should I do if I am at home and worried about a side effect?
  • What should I do if I get a temperature?
  • Will I have to stay in hospital and if so, for how long?
  • Can I have any of this treatment as an outpatient?
  • Will I need high dose chemotherapy and why?
  • How long will I have to be off work / college etc?
  • What effect will this treatment have on my day to day life?
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Updated: 5 March 2015