Catmein wrote:... I have two pages of questions to ask.
"Some basic questions to ask your doctor include:
Where is my colon cancer located in my colon?
What is the stage of my colon cancer?
Can you explain my pathology report to me?
Can I have a copy of my pathology report?
Has my colon cancer spread to other parts of my body?
Will I need more tests?
What are the treatment options for my colon cancer?
Will any of the treatments cure my colon cancer?
What is the chance that my colon cancer will be cured?
How much does each treatment increase my chances that my colon cancer will be cured?
What are the potential side effects of each treatment?
How will each treatment affect my daily life?
Is there one treatment you feel is best for me?
What would you recommend to a family member or friend in my same situation?
How much time can I take to make my decision about treatment?
Should I seek a second opinion?
Should I see a specialist?
What will that cost, and will my insurance cover it?
Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take with me?
What websites do you recommend?
Do my siblings or my children have an increased risk of colon cancer?
In addition to the questions that you've prepared to ask your doctor, don't hesitate to ask questions during your appointment."
Catmein wrote:Thank you all for your replies. I have my notebook and my lists.
Catmein wrote:I have my first meeting with the surgeon today. A 4 to 5 cm tumor was found in my transverse colon. Up until a week before colonoscopy I was asymptomatic. Now I feel as if I have to move my bowels every time I eat or drink anything. The feces is really skinny and I don’t feel as if everything was eliminated.
I have two pages of questions to ask, but would like y’alls advice on what to ask the surgeon. I have not seen an oncologists as yet. Is this putting the cart before the horse?
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