Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Treatment is Finished

When your active treatment is finished, you may have questions about your follow-up care plan, or survivorship plan. You might find it helpful to write these questions down so you can refer to them at your next appointment with your doctor or follow-up care specialist.

 

Common Questions After Treatment Ends

When you receive your follow-up care plan from your doctor or other health care provider, answers to the questions below should be provided. Make sure to ask any other questions you may have:

  • How long will it take for me to get better and feel more like myself?
  • Which doctor(s) should I see for my follow-up care? How often?
  • What symptoms should I watch out for?
  • What tests do I need after treatment is over? How often will I have them?
  • What are long-term health issues I might expect as a result of my cancer treatment?
  • What is the chance that my cancer will return?
  • What records do I need to keep about my treatment?
  • What can I do to take care of myself and be as healthy as possible

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Forge’s Client Services Coordinator, Janet Dees, at (205) 990-5367 or [email protected].

Source: National Cancer Institute

 

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