If chemotherapy has been recommended as part of your treatment, the following questions can help you determine if it is the right path for you. Your physician will be happy to answer any questions regarding chemotherapy, as well as the side effects associated with treatment. You should also understand how treatment will fit in your current living situation. You and your physician will work together to determine what option is best for you. Ultimately, knowledge will alleviate stress, so you can fully focus on healing.
Excerpt from the article “13 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Chemotherapy” by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Advanced preparation and education about chemotherapy can help relieve some of the stress and confusion many people feel when faced with any treatment for cancer. If you’re about to begin chemotherapy, these questions can serve as a guide to help you discuss treatment with your doctor.
- Is chemotherapy the best choice of treatment for my condition? What is the usual standard of care for people with the type of cancer that I have? Are there alternatives to chemotherapy? Will the chemotherapy be performed in conjunction with other treatments like radiation therapy or surgery? Click on the link above to read the entire article.