Are there options available to me for short-term treatment? If so, what are they? How do they compare? If you recommend one treatment over another, why is that?
What will that treatment aim to do to the disease?
What types of side effects might I experience from the treatment? What can I do to minimize any negative side effects?
What kind of cycle or schedule of treatment will I follow?
Where will I receive the treatment? Are there options for where I can go so that I’m as close to home as possible?
If I opt for treatment at a larger center that has more experience with my disease, can my treatment be coordinated with my doctor at home so I can actually receive my treatment locally whenever possible?
What options are available to me for long-term treatment (if needed)?
How will the treatment affect my ability to work, attend school, travel, or do any of the other routines of daily life?
What signs should I expect to see that show that the treatment is having a positive effect?
Are there any research studies regarding treatment for my illness that would be beneficial for me to be part of?
I’ve heard that some cancers respond to immunotherapy. What is that, and would it be an option for me?
Who can help me connect with others who have, or have had, the same illness I have, in order to get some emotional support?
If I have unexpected side effects or some other medical issue that arises, especially outside of ‘regular’ doctor office hours, who should I contact?