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What to ask your doctor about ulcerating tumours

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You may want to consider asking your doctor

  • What is an ulcerating tumour?
  • How big will it grow?
  • Can it be cured?
  • What can be done to help me?
  • Is there any way of controlling the smell from the wound?
  • What will happen if the wound starts to bleed?
  • Will the wound get any worse?
  • Is there anyone I can talk to about how I am feeling?
  • Can I have counselling?
  • Can radiotherapy or chemotherapy help?
  • What pain relief can I have?
  • What are the side effects of these painkillers?
  • How often will my dressing need changing?
  • Will a nurse come to my home to do these dressings?
  • Can I have any treatment I need as an outpatient or will I have to be in hospital?
  • How can I cope with an ulcerating tumour on my head or neck?
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Updated: 15 July 2013