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What to ask your doctor about living with oesophageal cancer

Men and women discussing non oesophageal cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • How will my treatment affect me?
  • Will I be able to go back to work and take up my usual hobbies, sports and activities again?
  • If I have difficulty eating, who can I go to for help?
  • Will I need a special diet?
  • Is there anything I shouldn’t eat?
  • Will I need any extra vitamins or other diet supplements?
  • How do I see a dietician?
  • Where can I get help with money matters, including claiming benefits?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Where can I get help dealing with my feelings?
  • Is there any counselling available?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Could you refer me to a specialist nurse?


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Updated: 26 April 2014