Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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

I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I might have brain cancer.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on February 28, 2018

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of brain cancer?
  2. Are there tests for brain cancer? How are they done?
  3. What are the different types of brain cancer?
  4. Could my symptoms be caused by something other than brain cancer?
  5. What other tests do you recommend?

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

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on February 28, 2018

  1. What stage is my brain cancer, and what does the stage mean for me?
  2. What are my treatment choices? What are the risks and benefits of each?
  3. If I need surgery, how is it done? What are the risks of surgery?
  4. What kind of help will I need at home?
  5. Should I watch out for any other symptoms or complications?

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

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on February 28, 2018

  1. Are my symptoms a sign that my brain cancer is growing or spreading?
  2. Could my problems be caused by the treatments I'm receiving?
  3. Is there anything we can do to lessen my symptoms and the side effects of treatment?
  4. Should I try a different treatment? What are my choices?
  5. Should I look into clinical trials for promising new treatments?