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What to ask your doctor about living with mouth cancer

Men and women discussing mouth cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • How will my treatment affect me?
  • Will I ever get back to normal or will I have some long term effects?
  • How will my speech be affected?
  • How will I communicate with people after my operation?
  • How will my breathing be affected?
  • Will my hearing be affected?
  • How will I look after my operation?
  • What can be done to hide any scars I may have?
  • Will my treatment affect my sex life?
  • If I have difficulty eating, who can I go to for help?
  • Will I need a special diet?
  • Is there anything I shouldn’t eat?
  • Will I need any extra vitamins or other diet supplements?
  • How do I see a dietician?
  • Will I be able to go back to work?
  • Where can I get help with claiming benefits and grants?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Where can I get help to deal with my feelings?
  • Can you refer me for counselling?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • Could you refer me to a specialist nurse?
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Updated: 23 October 2014