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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer

Men and women discussing non oesophageal cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Why do you think I need to have chemotherapy
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • Is there any choice of treatments?
  • How will I have the treatment?
  • Will I need to have a central line?
  • What are the long and short term side effects?
  • What can be done to help with side effects?
  • Who do I call if I'm at home and have signs of infection?
  • How long will the course of treatment last?
  • Can I have all the treatment as an out patient or will I have to stay in hospital?
  • How often will I have to come to the hospital?
  • Is there anything I will have to do at home (for example change the chemotherapy bags in a pump)?
  • What if I cannot manage?
  • Is there a number I can call between appointments if I'm worried about anything?

 

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Updated: 15 April 2014