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Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You Have Finished Treatment

When you have finished your cancer treatment, you will talk with your doctor about next steps and follow-up care. You may want to ask your doctor some of the following questions: 

  • How long will it take for me to get better and feel more like myself?
  • What kind of care should I expect after my treatment?
  • What long-term health issues can I expect as a result of my cancer and its treatment?
  • What is the chance that my cancer will return?
  • What symptoms should I tell you about?
  • What can I do to be as healthy as possible?
  • Which doctor(s) should I see for my follow-up care? How often?
  • What tests do I need after treatment is over? How often will I have the tests?
  • What records do I need to keep about my treatment?
  • Can you suggest a support group that might help me?
  • Posted: February 14, 2012