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

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be leukemia.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on March 15, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of leukemia?
  2. Are there tests for leukemia? How are they done?
  3. When can I expect test results, and what will they tell me?
  4. What are the different types of leukemia?
  5. Should I be tested for other illnesses that can cause symptoms like mine?

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

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on March 15, 2020

  1. What stage is my leukemia, and what does the stage mean for me?
  2. What are my treatment choices? What are the risks and benefits?
  3. Can my leukemia be cured?
  4. If I need chemotherapy, how will it be given?  What side effects can I expect?
  5. What precautions should I take moving forward?

I have leukemia, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on March 15, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that my leukemia is getting worse?
  2. Will I need additional tests?
  3. Could my problems be caused by the treatments I'm receiving?
  4. Should I try a different treatment? What are my choices?
  5. Can anything be done to ease my symptoms and help me feel better?