What questions should I ask my doctor about chemotherapy?

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • What type of chemotherapy do you recommend? Why?
  • What are the benefits and risks of this type of chemotherapy?
  • Will chemotherapy affect my fertility?
  • Are there some kinds of chemotherapy that are more likely to cause premature menopause?
  • Are there ways to prevent fertility loss during treatment?
  • How long after will I be able to get pregnant?
  • How will my doses be chosen and will I be getting a full dose for my exact height and weight?
  • How will I know if the chemotherapy is working?
  • Are there clinical trials that I should consider?
  • What are the short-term side effects?
  • Are there any long-term side effects?