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What to ask your doctor about lung cancer treatment

Men and women discussing lung cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • What is the stage of my cancer and what does that mean for me?
  • What is the grade of my cancer and what does that mean for me?
  • What sort of treatment do I need?
  • Is there any choice of treatments?
  • How long will I have treatment for?
  • Is there any written information I can have on my treatment?
  • Is there a specialist nurse I can see?
  • How often will I need to travel to hospital?
  • Is there any transport or help with fares available?
  • Could you arrange for me to have a second opinion?
  • How often will you want to see me when my treatment is finished?
  • What will happen at my follow up appointments?
  • What should I do if I am worried between appointments?
  • Is there anything I should be looking out for?

There are more suggestions for questions at the end of the sections about surgery for lung cancer, radiotherapy for lung cancer, chemotherapy for lung cancer and treatment for advanced lung cancer.

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Updated: 31 March 2014