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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for mesothelioma

Men and women discussing mesothelioma

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending chemotherapy for me?
  • What do you expect the treatment to achieve?
  • 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 have to stay in hospital?
  • How long will the course of treatment last?
  • What are the likely side effects?
  • Are there long term side effects?
  • Will my hair fall out?
  • Can I have a wig on the NHS?
  • Are there any clinical trials I might be able to join?
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Updated: 24 November 2015