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What to ask your doctor about treatment for vaginal cancer

Women discussing vaginal cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What stage is my cancer?
  • What treatment do you recommend for me?
  • What are the risks and benefits of this treatment?
  • How long will I be in hospital for?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment?
  • How long will they last?
  • What do you expect the treatment to achieve?
  • Do I have any choice of treatments?
  • What happens if the treatment doesn't work?
  • What is the chance of the cancer coming back after treatment?
  • Can I have a second opinion?
  • Is there a clinical trial that is suitable for me?
  • What follow up will I have after my treatment?
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Updated: 14 October 2013