At Your Appointment

Immunotherapy Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • How are you tolerating the immunotherapy treatments? What's the biggest change you've noticed since starting immunotherapy?
  • Are you experiencing any flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, nausea or fatigue?
  • How is your energy level?
  • What's the biggest change you've noticed since starting immunotherapy?
  • Does your health history include any auto-immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, MS or Graves' disease?
  • Would you be willing to participate in a clinical trial?
  • How familiar are you with the term Personalized Medicine?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • How aggressive do you want to be in treating your cancer? What is your goal?
  • What is immunotherapy and how is it different from chemotherapy? Are they prescribed together?
  • What types of cancer can be treated with immunotherapy?
  • Am I a candidate for immunotherapy? How is the proper immunotherapy regimen selected for me?
  • How long will it take to receive a course of immunotherapy treatment for my type of cancer?
  • Where will I need to go to receive my immunotherapy treatments?
  • What types of side effects might I experience with immunotherapy?
  • What is the success rate of immunotherapy?
  • How long will I need to receive immunotherapy treatment?
  • What is my prognosis?
  • What specific type of immunotherapy will I be getting?
  • Are my new symptoms a direct result of my immunotherapy treatment?
  • Do you recommend immunotherapy for me?
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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
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  2. Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer. National Cancer Institute. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/immunotherapy