Questions for Your Doctor
When you are diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, there are so many questions you need answers to, and so much information to take in. Your doctor is your primary source regarding your specific medical case. Here are some questions you may want to ask regarding your diagnosis and your treatment plan:
- What type of metastatic melanoma do I have?
- What stage is my metastatic melanoma?
- What are my treatment choices?
- What are the expected benefits of each kind of treatment?
- What are the risks of each treatment?
- What are the side effects of each treatment?
- How will we know if this is working?
- How will each treatment affect my daily life?
- Are there new treatments or clinical trials that I should consider?
- What are the chances of the cancer coming back again?
- What are my chances of being cured?
Support Programs & Groups
Being diagnosed with metastatic melanoma can leave you feeling overwhelmed, afraid, and alone. Educating yourself about your metastatic melanoma is an important step towards taking control.
Talking with other people who have metastatic melanoma can also help to ease your feelings of isolation. A support group may help you cope with the practical and emotional aspects of the disease. Your doctor or hospital may be able to provide information about local support groups. These organizations also provide support for patients with metastatic melanoma and their families.
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