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What to ask your doctor about treating myeloma

Men and women discussing myeloma

Some questions you might ask your doctor or nurse

  • What treatment would you recommend and why?
  • What are the risks and benefits of this treatment?
  • Are there any other treatment options?
  • How long will I be in hospital for?
  • How often will I have to come back to hospital?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment?
  • How long will they last?
  • What are the long term side effects?
  • What do you expect the treatment to achieve?
  • What is the chance of the myeloma coming back after treatment?
  • Will I be able to go back to work after this treatment?
  • Will I still be able to have children after this treatment?
  • Who can I talk to about fertility issues before starting treatment?
  • Will the treatment cause an early menopause?
  • How can you treat an early menopause?
  • Can you arrange sperm banking for me before I start my treatment?
  • Will I have any hair loss?
  • When will my hair grow back?
  • Can you arrange a wig for me on the NHS?
  • Will I have difficulties with eating and drinking?
  • What can help me to eat and drink as well as possible?
  • Is there a clinical trial I may be suitable for and will it help me?
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Updated: 4 January 2016