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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for mouth cancer

Men and women discussing mouth cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do you think I need to have chemotherapy?
  • What will the chemotherapy do for me?
  • How will I have the chemotherapy?
  • What will the side effects be?
  • How long will the treatments last?
  • How often will I have to go to the hospital?
  • Is it possible to get help with fares or transport to and from the hospital?
  • Can I still take the holiday I have planned?
  • Should I take time away from work?
  • Is there anything I will need to do at home, such as changing the chemotherapy pump?
  • What if I can't manage?
  • Are there any long term side effects of this treatment?
  • How will you test to see if the chemotherapy is working?
  • Is there a clinical trial that is suitable for me?
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Updated: 16 October 2014