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Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider

  • Do I have urinary tract cancer or something else?
  • What is the stage and grade of my cancer, and what does that mean?
  • Has it spread anywhere else?
  • Do I need other tests before we can decide on treatment?
  • What are my treatment options and which do you recommend? Why?
  • What are the chances my cancer can be cured? 
  • What are the chances that my cancer will return after treatment?
  • What risks or side effects should I expect from treatment? For how long?
  • What should I do to prepare for treatment? What will it be like? 
  • What will we do if the treatment doesn't work or if the cancer comes back?
  • Can you recommend another urologist for a second opinion?
  • Is there anything I can do to protect my health, or prevent the cancer from coming back?
  • How often will I need to have check-ups after treatment?