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What to ask your doctor about treating liver cancer

Men and women discussing liver cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What do you know about my cancer?
  • Has my cancer spread?
  • What is the stage of my cancer and what does this mean for me?
  • What treatment would you recommend and why?
  • What are the risks and benefits of this treatment?
  • What are the possible side effects of this treatment?
  • How long will they last?
  • If I have chemotherapy will I have any hair loss?
  • If I lose my hair, when will it grow back?
  • Can you arrange a wig for me on the NHS?
  • How long will I be in hospital for?
  • How often will I have to come back to hospital?
  • What do you expect the treatment to achieve?
  • What are the chances of my cancer returning?
  • Will I have difficulties with eating and drinking?
  • If I have problems with eating and drinking can you refer me to a dietician?
  • Is there a clinical trial that I may be suitable for and will it help me?
  • What follow up will I have after my treatment?
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Updated: 4 March 2015