What to ask your doctor about treating ovarian cancer
Some questions you might ask your doctor
- What can you tell me about the stage of my cancer?
- What can you tell me about the grade of my cancer?
- What sort of treatment do I need?
- What written information can you give me about these treatments?
- Is there any choice of treatments?
- Why do I need the treatment you recommend?
- Should I have any other treatment as well as surgery?
- Do you specialise in surgery for ovarian cancer?
- Do you have any information about the outcome of this type of surgery in this hospital, for example length of hospital stay or complication rate?
- What are the risks and benefits of the treatments?
- What are the short term side effects of the treatments?
- What are the long term side effects of the treatments?
- How can I help to reduce side effects?
- How often will I have to come to the hospital for treatment?
- Is there any transport available?
- Is it possible to have help paying my fares?
- How long will the course of treatment be?
- Can I talk to a gynaecology cancer specialist nurse?
- Could you arrange for me to have a second opinion?
- Are there any experimental treatments or trials you would recommend for me?
- Is there a counsellor here I could talk things through with?
- What happens if I decide not to have treatment?
- How often will you want to see me after my treatment is finished?
- What will happen at these follow up appointments?
- What should I do if I am worried between appointments?
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