Cervical Cancer Questions
Because a cervical cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, it can be hard to remember everything you want to ask the doctor. Before your appointment, it is a good idea to make a list of questions for your doctor. Patients often want to know about screening, procedures, treatment, and other topics.
Although many patients with cervical cancer want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care, the shock and stress after a cervical cancer diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything to ask the doctor. Therefore, patients may want to make a list of questions before their appointment with their doctor.
Common questions about cervical cancer screening include:
- How soon after the test will I learn the results?
- Do you recommend that I get tested for HPV?
- How much do the tests cost?
- Will my health insurance help pay for screening tests?
Common questions about cervical cancer procedures include:
- Which test(s) do you recommend?
- How will the test be done?
- Will I have to go to the hospital?
- How long will it take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt?
- Are there any risks? What are the chances of infection or bleeding after the procedure?
- Can the test affect my ability to get pregnant and have children?
- How soon will I know the results? Who will explain them to me?
- If I do have cancer, who will talk to me about the next steps? When?