What are some questions I can ask my doctor about cancer of unknown primary?
As you cope with cancer and cancer treatment, we encourage you to have honest, open talks with your doctor. Feel free to ask any question that's on your mind, no matter how small it might seem. Here are some questions you might want to ask. Be sure to add your own questions as you think of them. Nurses, social workers, and other members of the treatment team may also be able to answer many of your questions.
- How much testing should I have to find out what kind of cancer of unknown primary (CUP) I have?
- What kind of CUP do I have? How widespread is it?
- What tests have you done on my biopsy samples?
- What treatment choices do I have?
- Are there any clinical trials I should think about taking part in?
- Which treatment do you recommend and why?
- How long will treatment last? What will it involve? Where will it be done?
- What side effects are there to the treatment you recommend?
- What can I do to cope with the side effects?
- If the first treatment seems to work, what are the chances the cancer will come back later? What would we do if that happens?
Be sure to add your own questions below.
Last Medical Review: 03/27/2013
Last Revised: 03/27/2013