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You and your oncologist can work together to decide on the treatment plan that is right for you. Your oncologist will tell you of the treatment options available. Your oncologist can also tell you what kind of results you can expect and the side effects that each treatment may cause.

Remember, you are the most important member of your cancer care team. If there is something you do not understand, or if you have a question, ask someone on your team to explain it to you. Stay informed and tell your team how you feel. This will help both them and you make the best decisions for your treatment and care.

Questions for Your Cancer Care Team

Prepare for your cancer treatment to reduce your anxiety and stress. Write down any questions you have for your health care team before your appointment.

The My Questions worksheet is a list of common questions you may have at different times in your cancer journey. Use the My Questions worksheet to help you prepare your questions and record the answers. Download the My Questions worksheet [PDF, opens in new window] »

Get Ready for Your Cancer Treatment

Get ready for your cancer treatment by:

  • Talking with your doctor about what you can expect
  • Reading about side effects that might occur with each type of treatment and finding out what can be done to manage them
  • Taking our patient education classes about radiation, chemotherapy and surgery (if available). See list of Patient Education classes at Princess Margaret »
  • Talking in the waiting room or online with other people who have had cancer to learn what was helpful to them

You can use the My Treatments worksheet to help keep track of your treatment plan. Download the My Treatments worksheet [PDF, opens in new window] »

Note: If you will be getting surgery as part of your cancer treatment, UHN has created the My Surgery Guide to help you prepare for your surgery at UHN. You can also download the My Surgery @ UHN mobile app on the App Store or Google Play Store. To learn more about surgery at UHN, see the information below or visit Surgery at UHN.​
Last reviewed: 5/5/2022
Last modified: 10/30/2023 12:13 PM
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