If You Are Having Hormonal Therapy
Questions for the doctor:
Why do I need this treatment?
What is the goal of the treatment?
What kind of hormonal therapy should I consider?
When will treatment start?
What medicines will I be taking? How often? For how long? What will they do?
How will we know if the treatment is working?
What are the likely short-term and long-term side effects? Which should I tell you about?
What can I do about side effects? Are any side effects permanent?
If I need hormonal treatment, would surgery to remove the ovaries or testicles be a better option for me? Why?