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Questions to Ask

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, there are several key questions about cancer treatment and your heart that you should ask your health care professional during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have talked about major risk factors so that you can stay as healthy as possible.

  • Am I receiving any cancer treatment that could affect my heart either now or in the future?
  • What are my risk factors for developing cardiac side effects from treatment?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise during cancer treatment?
  • How can I quit smoking?
  • How much alcohol is safe for me to drink during or after cancer treatment?
  • Do I need to see a cardiologist or cardio-oncologist during or after cancer treatment?
  • Do you know of any cardio-oncologists in the area?
  • If my cancer treatment could damage my heart, how will my heart be monitored during cancer treatment?
  • I already have heart problems. Do I take all of my heart medication during cancer treatment?
  • What symptoms should I be aware of that could be related to my heart?
  • Last Edited 11/30/2017