Questions About Targeted Therapy

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  1. Why do you recommend a targeted cancer therapy for me?
  2. What mutation do I have?
  3. What kind of targeted cancer therapy will I get?
  4. Will targeted cancer therapy be my only treatment or will it be combined with another treatment?
  5. How often will I take this therapy and for how long?
  6. How and when will I know if the treatment is working?
  7. How often do I need to be seen between treatments for a physical exam and/or lab work?
  8. Can I expect to see changes in my lab results while on this treatment?
  9. Are there any tests or procedures I will need during the treatment?
  10. What side effects can I expect?
  11. What can I do to manage these side effects?
  12. How will this treatment affect my daily life? Will I be able to work, exercise, and perform my usual activities?
  13. What tests will I need after treatment is completed?
  14. Are there any long-term health issues I should expect from treatment with targeted therapy?
  15. How much will my treatment cost?