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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Your Diagnosis

Here are questions to ask about your brain or spine tumor.

  • What is the exact type and grade of my tumor?
  • How accurate is my diagnosis?
  • Did you perform DNA or genetic testing or will you be? How long will this take?
  • What is the location of my tumor?
  • What is the size of my tumor?
  • Can my tumor spread to other areas of the central nervous system (CNS)?
  • Can my tumor spread outside of the CNS?
  • What is the success rate for controlling this tumor?
  • Will I need more tests before treatment begins? If so, which ones?
  • Do you know what caused this tumor?
  • Do I need to be concerned about my children’s risk for developing this tumor?
  • Will I need a specialist(s) for my treatment? If so, who would you recommend?

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

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