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Thyroid Cancer Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Questions to ask before thyroid cancer surgery include the following:
 
  • What kind of operation will it be?
  • How will I feel after the operation?
  • What help will I get if I experience pain?
  • How long will I have to stay in the hospital?
  • Will I experience any long-term side effects as a result of this operation?
  • When will I be able to resume my normal activities?
  • What will my scar look like?
  • Will follow-up visits be necessary?
  • What is my chance of full recovery?
  • Will I need to take thyroid hormone pills?
 
(Click Thyroid Cancer Surgery for more information.)
 

Thyroid Cancer Questions to Ask Before Chemotherapy

Thyroid cancer questions to ask before undergoing chemotherapy include the following:
 
  • Why do I need this treatment?
  • What will it do?
  • Will I have side effects? What can I do about them?
  • How long will I be on this treatment?
  • How often will I need checkups?
 
(Click Thyroid Cancer Chemotherapy for more information.)
 

Thyroid Cancer Questions to Ask Before External Radiation Therapy

Questions to ask before receiving external radiation therapy for thyroid cancer include the following:
 
  • What is the goal of this treatment?
  • How will the radiation be administered?
  • Will I need to stay in the hospital? For how long?
  • When will the treatments begin? When will they end?
  • How will I feel during therapy? Are there side effects?
  • What can I do to take care of myself during therapy?
  • How will we know if the radiation therapy is working?
  • Will I be able to continue my normal activities during treatment?
  • Will follow-up visits be necessary?
 
(Click Radiation Treatment for Thyroid Cancer for more information.)
 
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