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Stomach Cancer Questions

For people who have just been diagnosed with stomach cancer, questions of all sorts may come to mind; however, the shock and stress that often accompany a cancer diagnosis can make it difficult to remember all the questions a person might have for the doctor. The following article contains lists of stomach cancer questions people may wish to ask their doctor.

Stomach Cancer Questions: An Introduction

Many people with stomach cancer want to take an active role in making decisions about their medical care. They want to learn all they can about the disease and their stomach cancer treatment choices. However, the shock and stress that often accompany a stomach cancer diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything to ask the doctor. Often, it helps to make a list of questions before an appointment with the doctor.
 

Stomach Cancer Questions to Ask Before a Biopsy

Before having a biopsy, patients may want to ask their doctor the following questions:
 
  • How will the biopsy be done?
  • Will I have to go to the hospital?
  • Will I have to do anything to prepare for it?
  • How long will it take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt?
  • Are there any risks? What are the chances of infection or bleeding after the procedure?
  • How long will it take me to recover?
  • When can I resume my normal diet?
  • How soon will I know the results? Who will explain them to me?
  • If I do have cancer, who will talk to me about next steps? When?
 
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