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What to ask your doctor about advanced lung cancer treatment

Men and women discussing lung cancer

Questions you may want to ask your doctor about treatment for advanced lung cancer

  • Now my cancer has come back, which treatment do you recommend for me?
  • What will the treatment do for me?
  • Is my breathlessness likely to be caused by a blocked airway?
  • Can I have laser treatment and what are the side effects?
  • What will happen if the cancer grows back again?
  • Can I have a tube (stent) put in as an outpatient?
  • Will I be able to feel the stent?
  • Would radio wave treatment or photodynamic therapy reduce my breathlessness?
  • What are the side effects of the treatment you recommend?
  • Are there any experimental treatments or trials you would recommend for me?
  • Is there a counsellor here I could talk things through with?
  • What will happen if I decide not to have any more treatment?
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Updated: 31 March 2014