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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with breast cancer?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Breast Cancer? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Breast Cancer

Top 10 Questions about Breast Cancer

  1. How is breast cancer diagnosed and what tests do I need?
  2. What is the stage and grade of my breast cancer and what does that mean for me?
  3. Is my breast cancer hormone receptor or HER2 receptor positive and how does that affect my treatment?
  4. How likely is it that my breast cancer has spread outside my breast?
  5. How will breast cancer affect my daily life and long-term health and what is my prognosis?
  6. What are my treatment options for breast cancer?
  7. What are the risks and benefits of each type of breast cancer treatment and why are you recommending one over the other for me?
  8. What can I expect from my breast cancer chemotherapy or medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication or chemotherapy for breast cancer?
  10. What can I do to prevent or treat any potential side effects of my breast cancer medication or chemotherapy?
  1. What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
  2. How is breast cancer diagnosed and what tests do I need?
  3. How will you know which type of breast cancer I have?
  4. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  5. What is breast cancer and what causes it?
  6. What is the stage and grade of my breast cancer and what does that mean for me?
  7. Is my breast cancer hormone receptor or HER2 receptor positive and how does that affect my treatment?
  8. How likely is it that my breast cancer has spread outside my breast?
  9. How will breast cancer affect my daily life and long-term health and what is my prognosis?
  10. What types of medical professionals do I need to see and when?
  11. Are my children at risk of breast cancer?
  12. What are my treatment options for breast cancer?
  13. When is surgery or radiation indicated to treat breast cancer and when is chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or immune-targeted therapy indicated?
  14. What are the risks and benefits of each type of breast cancer treatment and why are you recommending one over the other for me?
  15. Will I need breast reconstruction surgery?
  16. Should I consider a clinical trial and if so, where can I find information about trials that are appropriate for me?
  17. What strategies, such as diet, exercise, and stress management can help me keep myself healthy and strong during my treatment for breast cancer?
  18. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. Where can I find support groups of breast cancer survivors and others who are currently in treatment?
  20. What can I expect from my breast cancer chemotherapy or medication and how long will it take to start working?
  21. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication or chemotherapy for breast cancer?
  22. What can I do to prevent or treat any potential side effects of my breast cancer medication or chemotherapy?
  23. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose? How will I receive chemotherapy?
  24. How long will I need to use medication or take chemotherapy for breast cancer?
  25. Are there any side effects of my breast cancer medication or chemotherapy that should prompt me to contact you and how do I contact you after hours?

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Top 10 Questions about Breast Cancer

  1. How is breast cancer diagnosed and what tests do I need?
  2. What is the stage and grade of my breast cancer and what does that mean for me?
  3. Is my breast cancer hormone receptor or HER2 receptor positive and how does that affect my treatment?
  4. How likely is it that my breast cancer has spread outside my breast?
  5. How will breast cancer affect my daily life and long-term health and what is my prognosis?
  6. What are my treatment options for breast cancer?
  7. What are the risks and benefits of each type of breast cancer treatment and why are you recommending one over the other for me?
  8. What can I expect from my breast cancer chemotherapy or medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication or chemotherapy for breast cancer?
  10. What can I do to prevent or treat any potential side effects of my breast cancer medication or chemotherapy?

Medical Reviewer: Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH. Last Annual Review Date: March 7, 2016. Copyright: © 2016 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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