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What to ask your doctor about thyroid cancer chemotherapy

Men and woman discussing thyroid cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • How will I feel during chemotherapy?
  • Is there another treatment I can have instead?
  • What do you hope the chemotherapy will do for me?
  • Are there any long term side effects?
  • Do I have any choice of treatment?
  • Is there a treatment that won't make my hair fall out?
  • Which drugs will I have?
  • What effect will the drugs have on the cancer?
  • How will chemotherapy affect my immune system?
  • Can I take anything to help boost my immune system?
  • How long will my course of treatment be?
  • What side effects can I expect?
  • How can I reduce the side effects?
  • What can I do to help myself feel well during chemotherapy?
  • What other support is available?
  • How will I know if I get an infection?
  • Who should I call if I get an infection while I am having chemotherapy?
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Updated: 13 November 2014