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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

What is the stage and grade of this cancer and what does that mean?

  • Has it spread anywhere else?
  • Are other tests needed before we can decide on treatment?
  • What are our treatment options? Which do you recommend and why?
  • What are the chances my child's cancer can be cured?
  • What are the chances that cancer will return after treatment?
  • What does recovery from surgery look like?
  • What risks or side effects should I expect from treatment? For how long?
  • What will we do if the treatment doesn't work?
  • Can you recommend another pediatric oncologist for a second opinion?
  • Is there anything I can do to protect my child from here?
  • How often will we need checkups after treatment?