Questions to ask your doctor

A care provider talks with a patient.

Your healthcare team will talk with you about the surgery options that are best for you. You may want to bring a family member or close friend with you to appointments. Write down questions you want to ask about your surgery. Consider asking each of the following questions:

  • Where is the sarcoma located?
  • Has it spread beyond where it started?
  • What’s the sarcoma’s stage, and what does that mean?
  • What type of treatment do you recommend and why?
  • What type of side-effects come along with this treatment?
  • Should I consider taking part in a clinical trial?
  • If I need surgery, where will the incision be?
  • If I need surgery, how much tissue will be removed?
  • Will I need treatment after surgery, like radiation or chemotherapy?
  • What type of follow-up care will I need?
  • When can I go back to my normal activities?
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