top of page

Questions to Ask Your Physician

  • What is gynecologic cancer?

  • What causes gynecologic cancer?

  • What are the symptoms of my gynecologic cancer?

  • What type of doctor should I see if I think I might have gynecologic cancer?

  • What type of gynecologic cancer do I have?

  • What is the stage and grade of my cancer?

  • What is my expected prognosis?

  • Has my cancer spread to other locations?

  • What treatment do you recommend for me and why?

  • What are the goals of treatment? Is it to eliminate the cancer or to make me feel better?

  • How long will treatment take?

  • What side effects can I expect to feel from my treatment?

  • How will my sex life be affected by treatment? If so, how long?

  • Will I be able to have children after my treatment?

  • Can my cancer still return even after treatment?

  • How can I preserve my quality of life while undergoing treatment?

  • What should I know about clinical trials?

  • Where can I go for more information about clinical trials?

  • What support services are available to me and my family?

  • Should other women in my family be tested regularly for gynecologic cancer?

  • Are there any brochures or other printed material I can take home with me?

  • With whom may I speak about my financial and insurance concerns?

  • Questions of Your Own!

bottom of page