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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for non Hodgkin lymphoma

Men and women discussing non Hodgkin's lymphoma

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending chemotherapy for me?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • How long will the course of chemotherapy be?
  • How often will I have to go to the hospital?
  • Can I have the treatment as an outpatient or will I have to stay in hospital?
  • Is there any other choice of treatment?
  • What are the side effects likely to be?
  • What can you or I do to help with side effects?
  • What written information can you give me about the treatment?
  • Can you arrange a wig for me on the NHS?
  • Will I still be able to have children after the treatment?
  • Will the treatment cause an early menopause? 
  • How will you treat an early menopause if it happens?
  • Is there any way I can keep my fertility?
  • Can I have eggs or embryos frozen before my chemotherapy?
  • Can you arrange sperm banking for me before I start my chemotherapy?
  • Is there a number I can call if I'm worried between appointments?

 

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Updated: 15 September 2014