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What to ask your doctor about treatment for vulval cancer

Women discussing vulval cancer

Some questions that you might want to ask your doctor

  • What stage is my vulval 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 short and long term 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 is the chance of the cancer coming back after I have been treated?
  • Will I have any hair loss? If so, when will my hair grow back?
  • How can I get a second opinion?
  • Is there a clinical trial that is suitable for me?
  • What is my expected prognosis?
  • What follow up will I have after my treatment?
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Updated: 25 February 2016