Questions About Chemotherapy

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  1. Why do I need chemotherapy?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of chemotherapy for me?
  3. How successful is chemotherapy for my type of cancer?
  4. Are there any other treatments I can have instead?
  5. How much does treatment cost?
  6. What drugs will I be receiving? How will they be given?
  7. How often will I receive this treatment? How long will I have treatment?
  8. Where will I have the chemotherapy? Can I have it close to where I live?
  9. What are the possible side effects of this treatment and what can I do to control them?
  10. Are there any complementary therapies that will help?
  11. How will I know if the treatment is working?
  12. Will chemotherapy affect my sex life and fertility?
  13. After treatment has finished, will I need checkups?
  14. Who should I contact for information or if I have a problem during treatment? Who is my after-hours contact?