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Uterine Cancer: Questions to Ask

The following are some questions you may want to ask your physician:

  • What type of biopsy will I have? Why?
  • How long will it take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt?
  • How soon will I know the results?
  • Are there any risks? What is the chance of infection or bleeding afterward?
  • If I do have cancer, who will talk with me about treatment? When?
  • What kind of uterine cancer do I have?
  • Has the cancer spread? What is the stage of the disease?
  • What is the grade of the tumor?
  • What are my treatment choices? Which do you recommend for me? Why?
  • What are the expected benefits of each kind of treatment?
  • What are the risks and possible side effects of each treatment?
  • What is the treatment likely to cost?
  • How will treatment affect my normal activities?
  • How often should I have checkups?
  • Would a clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?
  • What kind of operation will it be?
  • How will I feel after the operation?
  • What help will I get if I have pain?
  • How long will I have to stay in the hospital?
  • Will I have any long-term effects because of this operation?
  • When will I be able to resume my normal activities?
  • Will the surgery affect my sex life?
  • Will follow-up visits be necessary?
  • How is the goal of this treatment?
  • How will the radiation be given?
  • Will I need to stay in the hospital? For how long?
  • When will the treatments begin? When will they end?
  • How will I feel during therapy? Are there side effects?
  • What can I do to take care of myself during therapy?
  • How will we know the radiation therapy is working?
  • Will I be able to continue my normal activities during treatment?
  • How will radiation therapy affect my sex life?
  • Why do I need this treatment?
  • What were the results of the hormone receptor test?
  • What hormones will I be taking? What will they do?
  • Will I have side effects? What can I do about them?
  • How long will I be on this treatment?
Last updated: 5/26/2010 3:10:33 PM