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Questions to Ask

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Doctors often answer only the questions you ask. Our list will help you prepare for your child’s appointments and get the information you need.

Your child’s doctor may recommend surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Your child may undergo some or all of these treatments, depending on the tumor type and grade. It is important that you understand the effects of each type of treatment.

Before your child is discharged, your hospital should give you a phone number for the on-call doctor. Don’t hesitate to contact the doctor at any time of the day or night if you’re concerned about your child’s health.
The questions below cover eight important topics you might want to discuss with your medical team to make the best decisions for your child. We hope that this information will help you navigate your journey throughout treatment.

Download our list of key questions to ask your child’s medical team.