About cancer

Questions to ask

When you go to an outpatient clinic, you might want to find out more about your healthcare team. Here are some questions that other people with cancer have found helpful and you may want to ask.

  • What kinds of doctors and nurses will I be seeing and what do they do?
  • Will I be looked after by a specialist cancer team?
  • How, and who do I contact if I have questions about what has been discussed today?
  • Do I have any choice in the doctors I see?
  • What other professionals may be involved in my care and what do they do?

Once you have an appointment to see the hospital doctor investigating or planning your cancer treatment, you will think of more information you need. Find out more about the questions to ask about your diagnosis in our Livng with Cancer section.