Gynecological Cancer Treatments

Talking about your treatment options

Discuss with your doctor and other healthcare providers any questions and concerns you have about your treatment options. Ask how successful the treatment is expected to be, and what the risks and side effects may be.

You may have questions and concerns about your treatment options. You may also want to know how you’ll feel and function after treatment, and if you’ll have to change your normal activities.

The doctor is the best person to answer your questions. He or she can tell you what your treatment choices are, how successful they’re expected to be, and what the risks and side effects are. Your doctor may advise a specific treatment. Or he or she may offer more than one, and ask you to decide which one you’d like to use. It can be hard to make this decision. It is important to take the time you need to make the best decision.