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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for myeloma

Men and women discussing myeloma

Some questions you might ask your doctor or specialist nurse

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • How much treatment will I need?
  • What will the side effects be?
  • What can I do to help with side effects?
  • Who can help me manage side effects?
  • Can you prevent any of the side effects?
  • Will any of the side effects be permanent?
  • How long will the chemotherapy take?
  • When will you know if the chemotherapy has worked?
  • What will happen if it doesn’t work?
  • Which chemotherapy drugs are you going to give me?
  • Is there written information I can have about these drugs?
  • What should I do if I am at home and worried about a side effect?
  • What should I do if I get a temperature or feel unwell at home?
  • Will I have to stay in hospital and if so, for how long?
  • Can I have any of this treatment as an outpatient?
  • Should I have a special diet?
  • Can I carry on working?
  • Can I travel?
  • Should I have the flu jab if I am having chemotherapy?
  • Who can I call if I have any questions about my treatment?
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Updated: 15 December 2015