Ask the Doctor about Transplant
Record the conversations so you can listen to them later at home. Ask a friend to come with you to the consultation to help take notes.
Do not sign the consent form until you feel your questions have been answered, you are confident you understand the process, and comfortable that it is the right decision for your child.
When discussing transplant survival data with doctors, remember that most children with trilateral or extensive extraocular retinoblastoma are considered very high risk. The chances of cure are lower than for children with lower risk cancers, and this may affect the data.
You may want to ask some or all of the following questions to the oncologist or transplant doctor and any doctor from whom you seek a second opinion.