You probably have lots of questions about treatment. Knowing what is happening and why can make you feel more involved in your care. It can also make it easier to make decisions.
You should be given a key worker. This will usually be your clinical nurse specialist. This person will be your main point of contact at the hospital. A team of health professionals, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT), is responsible for your treatment and care. Members of your MDT and your key worker can answer any questions you have. They can also refer you to other people who can help.
Some questions may be difficult to ask, particularly when they are about very personal issues. For example, you might want to talk about the impact cancer and its treatment are having on your sex life. Or you may want to ask about symptoms you are experiencing that feel embarrassing.
You may feel embarrassed or afraid to ask these questions. But healthcare professionals are used to all kinds of questions and are happy to help.