Why do I need this surgery?
Are there alternatives to this treatment?
Will you explain the surgery in simple terms?
Will I be an inpatient or outpatient for this procedure?
What are the risks and benefits of this surgery?
What are the cure and remission (recurrence) rates
for this treatment?
Will I have drains, catheters or intravenous lines?
Will I need a blood transfusion? If so, can I bank
my blood before surgery?
Are there any treatments I can have before surgery
to shrink the tumor?
How long will my recuperation be?
Will I need assistance when I get home?
How long until I can resume normal activities?