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Doctor Discussion Guide


Get the Most Out of Your Visits to the Doctor

Now that you’ve been diagnosed, the next step may be starting a treatment.


Some of the questions you may want to ask your doctor include the following:


Lung icon   Questions about lung neuroendocrine tumor(s) (NET):
  1. What is progressive lung NET?

  2. What is the typical outcome for patients with my diagnosis?

  3. Where can I go to find more information about progressive lung NET?

First-aid kit icon Questions about your treatment:

  1. What treatment options are available to me?

  2. What treatment plan do you think is best for me?

  3. How effective is the treatment you are recommending?

  4. How will you be monitoring my condition?

Questions about AFINITOR® (everolimus) icon  Questions about AFINITOR

  1. Why do you think AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets might be right for me?

  2. What are the common side effects? How can I manage them?

  3. Have you had any patients stop taking AFINITOR because of the side effects?

  4. How is AFINITOR taken? How long will I take it?

  5. Will taking AFINITOR limit my options further down the road?

  6. Can I afford AFINITOR?

  7. What is the Novartis Patient Assistance Now Oncology program? Can it provide me with information about my insurance coverage and financial assistance?

Additional questions icon  Additional Questions

  1. How do you think this treatment plan will affect my day-to-day life?

  2. What support groups can I join?

  3. Do you recommend I talk to any other health specialists when it comes to managing my life with NET?