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What to ask your doctor about living with Hodgkin lymphoma

Men and women discussing Hodgkin's lymphoma

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • How long will it take me to get over my treatment?
  • What precautions will I have to take while I am recovering?
  • What about diet?
  • What practical help is available?
  • When can I go back to school / college / work?
  • Can I take up my usual hobbies and sports again?
  • Can I go abroad on holiday?
  • Which vaccinations should I have?
  • Can I drink alcohol?
  • When will I be able to use public transport or go to crowded places?
  • Will the treatment make me infertile?
  • Is there other chemotherapy I can have which won't cause infertility?
  • Can I have sperm banking before I start treatment?
  • Who can arrange sperm banking for me?
  • How much does sperm banking cost?
  • Can I store eggs before treatment?
  • Could I have ovarian tissue freezing?
  • Will I have an early menopause after my treatment?
  • What symptoms will early menopause cause?
  • Do you recommend HRT?
  • When should I start HRT?
  • Can you put me in touch with a counsellor?
  • How much will counselling cost?
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Updated: 30 December 2014