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What to ask your doctor about biological therapy

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you suggesting biological therapy for me?
  • What type of biological therapy will I have?
  • Are there other choices of treatment in my case?
  • Will I have other treatment at the same time?
  • Are biological treatments safe?
  • What are the benefits to me of taking biological therapy?
  • Do I have to stay in hospital to have the treatment?
  • How long will the treatment last?
  • What side effects might there be?
  • How long will side effects last?
  • Will there be long term side effects?
  • Is there anything that can help with side effects?
  • Who can I talk to if I am worried about side effects?
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Updated: 6 January 2012