Lymphoma: Questions to Ask


The following are some questions you may want to ask your oncologist.


  • What is my lymphoma called?
  • Is it B or T lymphoma?
  • Does it grow fast or slow?
  • What stage is the lymphoma in?
  • What do you think will happen with my lymphoma in the future?


  • What do my tests show?
  • How do my results compare to normal?
  • When will I need to take these tests again?
  • Will you send copies of your notes and my test results to my family doctor?


  • What is the goal of therapy for me? 
  • What kind of treatment do you think I will need?
  • When do you think I will need treatment?
  • What side effects should I expect from treatment?
  • What can I do to help with side effects? 
  • Do I need to change my daily routine?
  • What types of things should I call you about?
  • What types of things should I call my family doctor about?
  • How many lymphoma patients do you have?
  • Is there a clinical trial that might help me?
  • Will my treatment be paid for by my health plan (or Medicare)?