Diagnosis: Cancer

Cycle of Hope

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Cancer Treatment

Treatment Team

Questions to Ask
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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 be under general or local anesthesia?

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?