Questions to Ask

Questions When Newly Diagnosed

  • What type of liver cancer do I have and what stage is it?
  • Has the cancer spread beyond my liver?
  • Do I have chronic hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C infections? What does this mean?
  • Do I have cirrhosis of the liver? How well is my liver working?
  • Can you explain my blood test results or imaging studies to me? Can I get a copy of all of the results?

Questions About Treatment

  • What are my treatment options and how will they help me?
  • Do I need any more tests before we decide on my treatment?
  • Do I need to see any other doctors before I start treatment?
  • What should I expect during the treatment process and what are the possible long-term side effects of treatment?
  • What are the chances that the cancer will come back?

Additional Questions

  • Are there any clinical trials for liver cancer that I might be able to participate in?
  • Where can I find help on insurance issues?
  • Are there any liver cancer support groups, either in-person or online groups?
  • Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take with me?