Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be bladder cancer.
  • I have bladder cancer, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have bladder cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be bladder cancer.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on January 21, 2018

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of bladder cancer?
  2. Is there a test for bladder cancer? What does it show?
  3. Could my symptoms be related to other health problems, my environment, or smoking?
  4. Are there treatments that would help ease my symptoms?
  5. If tests show I have bladder cancer, what are my next steps?

I have bladder cancer, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on January 21, 2018

  1. What stage is my cancer, and how does that affect my treatment choices?
  2. Should I begin treatment? What are my choices?
  3. What are the risks and side effects of treatment?
  4. How will I know if the treatment is working?
  5. How often will I need checkups?

I have bladder cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on January 21, 2018

  1. Are my new symptoms a sign that my bladder cancer has spread?
  2. Could my problems be caused by my cancer treatment?
  3. Should I try a new treatment? What are the risks and side effects?
  4. Would surgery help, and would it affect my ability to urinate?
  5. Should I look into clinical trials for promising new treatments?