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What should I bring to my doctor when discussing chemotherapy plans?

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Keep a list of any questions you have about chemo, and bring it when you visit your doctor. To help you remember details, you may want to bring a relative or friend to your appointments.

Bring a list of all the medications and supplements you take as well, since they can change the effects of chemotherapy. Your doctor can tell you if you should stop taking any of those drugs before your treatment begins -- and tell your doctor about any health problems you have before you start.

SOURCES:

NIH National Cancer Institute: “Radiation Therapy for Cancer,” “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer.”

National Cancer Society: “What Is Targeted Cancer Therapy?”

OncoLink.org: “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IP Chemo).”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

NIH National Cancer Institute: “Radiation Therapy for Cancer,” “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer.”

National Cancer Society: “What Is Targeted Cancer Therapy?”

OncoLink.org: “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IP Chemo).”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

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