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Questions to Ask Before Treatment for Liver Cancer

Questions to ask the doctor before treatment for liver cancer begins include the following:
 
  • Is there any evidence that the cancer has spread? What is the stage of the disease?
  • Do I need any more tests to determine whether I can have surgery?
  • What are my treatment choices? Which do you recommend for me? Why?
  • What are the expected benefits of each kind of treatment?
  • What are the risks and possible side effects of each treatment?
  • Will I need to stay in the hospital?
  • How will you treat my pain?
  • What is the treatment likely to cost? Is this treatment covered by my insurance plan?
  • How will treatment affect my normal activities?
  • Would a clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?
     
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