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  • Treatment Locations

    Rhode Island Hospital

    APC Building

    Providence, RI 02903

    866-401-0002

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    The Miriam Hospital

    164 Summit Avenue

    Providence, RI 02906

    866-401-0002

  • What Should I Ask My Doctor?

  • Prepare a list of questions so that you ask all your questions during your appointment with your doctor. In addition to the questions that you prepare, always ask questions when you don't understand something during your appointment. Basic questions about lung cancer include:

    • What type of lung cancer do I have?
    • What is the stage of my cancer?
    • Can you explain my pathology report to me? Can I have a copy for my records?
    • Do I need any more tests?
    • What are the treatments for my cancer?
    • What are the side effects of each treatment?
    • How will each treatment affect my daily life? Can I continue working?
    • What would you recommend to a friend or family member in my situation?
    • How quickly do I need to begin cancer treatment?
    • Does my insurance plan cover the tests and treatment you're recommending?
    • Should I seek a second opinion? Will my insurance cover it?

      Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take with me? What web sites or books do you recommend?