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What to ask your doctor about treatment for cancer of unknown primary

 Some questions you might ask your doctor  

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What do you know about my cancer?
  • What treatment would you recommend and why?
  • What are the risks and benefits of this treatment?
  • How long will I be in hospital for?
  • How often will I have to come back to hospital?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment?
  • How long will they last?
  • What do you expect the treatment to achieve?
  • Will I have any hair loss?
  • When will my hair grow back?
  • Can you arrange a wig for me on the NHS?
  • Will I have difficulties with eating and drinking? 
  • What can I do about my diet?
  • Is there a clinical trial that may be suitable for me?
  • Will the trial help me?
  • What is my expected prognosis?
  • What follow up will I have after my treatment?
  • Can I be referred to a specialist nurse?
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Updated: 4 August 2014