Surgery FAQs

Your healthcare team is always your best source of information about your treatment and how to deal with possible side effects. To ensure that you get all the information you need, it’s a good idea to keep a journal or notepad to help you remember questions you want to ask. In addition, we’ve prepared a list of questions you can download to help you get started.

Why is surgery the best option for me?

Are there other treatment options?

How soon will I be able to return to normal activities after surgery?

What are the chances that surgery will remove all of my cancer?

What are the potential risks and side effects of the surgery?

Should I consider undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy after surgery to make sure all the cancer is destroyed?

Is there anything I can do or should not do before surgery to improve my outcome?

What exercises can I do after surgery to get stronger?

How do your other surgery patients feel about the procedure?

Information courtesy of US Oncology.