What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for 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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