Ask about your
Questions to help you get the best from
your chemotherapy and cancer medicines
This guide is to help you get the best from your treatment.
It has questions that you might like to ask the people
treating you – your cancer doctors, nurses or hospital
pharmacist. Of course you can ask them anything you like:
these are just examples to help you. You can also use this
booklet to write down other questions you might like to
ask, as well as the answers you receive.
Don’t feel that you have to ask all of your questions when
you next see your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. You can
always make another appointment, if you want to discuss
Ask about your lung
If you need more information, you can contact:
CancerBACUP freephone helpline: 0808 800 1234
Open 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday
CancerBACUP website: www.cancerbacup.org.uk
Lung cancer can be treated in a number of different ways and
there may be different options depending upon your type of
lung cancer and how it is affecting you.
This leaflet is mainly about treatment for lung cancer using
medicines, like chemotherapy, but lung cancer can also be
treated with radiotherapy and sometimes surgery.
It is important that you are clear about what treatment means
for you and how it might affect you. Your cancer doctor, the
nurses and the pharmacist are there to help you.
Making decisions about treatment can sometimes be difficult.
If you feel that you can’t make a decision, ask more questions
– or ask for more time to think about it.
This guide is divided into three sections, for different times
during your cancer experience:
Thinking about treatment
Questions you can ask about your lung cancer treatment
before you make any decisions about the best option for you
Questions you can ask when choosing the treatment that is
best for you
Questions you can ask once you’ve started having your
TIP: It’s a good idea to tell a health professional
about any other medic