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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

Men and women discussing Hodgkin's lymphoma

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending chemotherapy for me?
  • What are the risks and benefits of this treatment?
  • How often will I have to come to the hospital?
  • Can I have outpatient treatment or will I need to stay in?
  • How long will the course of treatment last?
  • What are the likely side effects?
  • Will I lose my hair?
  • Can I have a wig on the NHS?
  • Are there long term side effects?
  • What is the chance of me having long term side effects?
  • Will I still be able to have children after treatment?
  • Will I have an early menopause and if I do, how will you treat this?
  • Can I have sperm banking before I start treatment?
  • Can I have egg or embryo freezing before I start treatment?
  • What will you do if this treatment doesn't work?
  • Are there any other treatments I could try?
  • Are there any clinical trials I might be able to join?
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Updated: 6 January 2015