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What to ask your doctor about treating mesothelioma

Men and women discussing mesothelioma

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What can you tell me about mesothelioma?
  • What stage is it?
  • What sort of treatment do you recommend?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • Is there a choice of treatment?
  • How long will treatment last?
  • Will I have to have any surgery or radiotherapy or chemotherapy?
  • What side effects will there be?
  • Is there anything I can do to help reduce the side effects?
  • When will you know how well the treatment has worked?
  • What will you be able to tell me?
  • How often will you see me after treatment has finished?
  • What should I do if I am worried between appointments?
  • Will I be able to have more treatment if the mesothelioma comes back?
  • Are there any experimental treatments that might help?
  • Are there any clinical trials that you would recommend for me?
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Updated: 24 November 2015