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Skin Cancer Questions to Ask Before Chemotherapy

Questions to ask the doctor before topical chemotherapy for skin cancer include:
 
  • Do I need to take special care when I put chemotherapy on my skin? What do I need to do?
  • Will I be sensitive to the sun?
  • When will treatment start? When will it end?
 

Skin Cancer Questions to Ask Before Photodynamic Therapy

Questions to ask the doctor before photodynamic therapy include:
 
  • Will I need to stay in the hospital while the chemical is in my body?
  • Will I need to have the treatment more than once?
 

Skin Cancer Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy

Questions to ask the doctor before skin cancer radiation therapy include:
 
  • How will I feel after the radiation?
  • Am I likely to have infection, swelling, blistering, or bleeding, or to get a scar in the treated area?
  • How should I take care of the treated area?
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