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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma

Men and woman discussing soft tissue sarcomas

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending chemotherapy for me?
  • What will the chemotherapy do for me?
  • How will I have the chemotherapy?
  • Can I have a central line or PICC line put in?
  • Will I need a general anaesthetic to have a central line put in or can you use local anaesthetic cream (EMLA)?
  • Who will look after the central line if I have one?
  • What are the names of the drugs I'm going to have?
  • How often will I have them?
  • What are the side effects?
  • What can I do to reduce the side effects?
  • How long will the treatment last?
  • How often will I have to come to the hospital?
  • Who should I contact if I'm worried about anything?
  • Is it possible to get help with fares or transport to and from the hospital?
  • Are there any long term effects of this treatment?
  • Is there a clinical trial that is suitable for me?
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Updated: 25 February 2015