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What to ask your doctor about coping with a rare cancer

This page has suggestions for questions about living with a rare cancer that you may want to ask your doctor

  • Can you put me in touch with other people who have the same type of cancer?
  • Will I ever get back to normal or will I have some long term effects?
  • Where can I get help with claiming benefits and grants?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Is anyone else in my family at increased risk of getting this or other cancers?
  • Why did this happen to me?
  • Will my treatment affect my sex life?
  • Will I need a special diet?
  • Is there anything I should or shouldn’t eat?
  • Will I be able to go back to work?
  • Where can I get help dealing with my feelings?
  • Can you refer me for counselling?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • Could you refer me to a specialist nurse?
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Updated: 27 February 2014