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Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Treatment Ends

As a patient, you want to keep a record of your care. Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider once your treatment ends to help you know what to expect.
  • What treatments and drugs have I been given to treat my brain or spine tumor? And how long did I receive each treatment?
  • What side effects occurred from treatments?
  • What are the common long-term and late effects of the treatment I received?
  • Which type of doctor should I see for my follow-up care?
  • Can you recommend the doctor(s) I should see for my follow-up care?
  • How often should I have routine visits and brain or spine scans?
  • What other follow-up tests should I have?
  • How often will I need these tests?
  • What symptoms should I watch for?
  • If I develop any of these symptoms, who should I call?
  • What should I do to maintain my health and well-being?
  • Do you offer diet and exercise plans?
  • What recommendations do you have for me regarding my ability to work and drive?
  • Are there counselors, social workers or support groups that you can recommend for me?

We encourage you to print these questions and bring them with you to your appointment.

  • Posted: August 13, 2018

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