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Brain Cancer Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Questions to ask the doctor prior to brain cancer surgery include:
 
  • How will I feel after the operation?
  • What will you do for me if I have pain?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • Will I have any long-term effects? Will my hair grow back?
  • Are there any side effects from using metal or fabric to replace the bone in the skull?
  • When can I get back to my normal activities?
  • What is my chance of a full recovery?
     

Brain Cancer Questions to Ask Before Chemotherapy

Questions to ask the doctor about brain cancer and chemotherapy include:
 
  • Why do I need chemotherapy for brain cancer?
  • Which drug or drugs will I have?
  • How do the drugs work?
  • When will treatment start? When will it end?
  • Will I have side effects? What can I do about them?
  • How often will I need checkups?
     

Brain Cancer Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy

Questions to ask the doctor before brain cancer radiation treatment include:
 
  • Why do I need radiation therapy for brain cancer?
  • When will the treatments begin? When will they end?
  • How will I feel during treatment? Are there side effects?
  • What can I do to take care of myself during therapy?
  • How will we know if the radiation is working?
  • Will I be able to continue my normal activities during treatment?
  • Are there any lasting effects?
     
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