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What to ask your doctor about surgery for mesothelioma

Men and women discussing mesothelioma

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Is it possible for me to have surgery for mesothelioma?
  • You say surgery won't help me - why is that?
  • Can I get a second opinion on whether surgery will help me?
  • Why are you suggesting surgery for me?
  • What do you expect the treatment to do for me?
  • What exactly will you do?
  • Is there anything I can do to get ready for the operation?
  • What are the possible complications of this sort of operation?
  • How long will I be in hospital?
  • Is there anything I can do to help myself recover?
  • Where will I be when I wake up?
  • How soon can my family visit me?
  • Is there anything I shouldn't do after the operation?
  • How long will it take me to get over the surgery?
  • How well should I expect to be once I have got over the operation?
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Updated: 24 November 2015