• Tomorrow is First visit with oncologist since chemotherapy ended. What questions should I ask?

    Asked by Patio on Sunday, May 15, 2016

    Tomorrow is First visit with oncologist since chemotherapy ended. What questions should I ask?

    It has been 3 weeks since my final chemotherapy session. I meet with my oncologist tomorrow and need guidance on SPECIFIC questions I should be asking. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Jouska's Avatar

      Congratulations on being done with chemo! I think everyone covered the questions very well. How do you feel? I remember telling my oncologist about the same time that i just wasn't feeling strong yet. He laughed and looked at me and reminded me it would take more than 3 weeks! And it did - probably more like 3 months before I felt somewhat more normal. So use this time to help set some expectations for yourself - when should my hair start coming back, when should my strength to do everyday things come back (if that has been an issue). What next is always a good question! Getting my port out for me was a huge milestone. So grateful to have had it, so grateful to have it gone!

      over 5 years ago
    • cjgriggs1's Avatar

      If you have a port set up appointments every 4-6 weeks for flushing....I kept note of and wrote about my side effects and how I handled them.....I can share that if you'd like to read it.

      over 5 years ago
    • PinkPickle's Avatar

      Ask for a survivorship Plan. It should cover when & which doctors you should see and which tests should be done in the future.
      A lot of the "larger" oncology practices have them now.
      Congrats on finishing this part if your journey! Now on to the next Healthy years of survivorship!

      over 5 years ago

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