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10 Questions About Advanced Breast Cancer

Take this list of 10 important questions to your next doctor's appointment.

  1. Do I have cancer in more than one area, and if so, where?
  2. What are my choices for treatment?
  3. What should I expect my treatment to do?
  4. What are the benefits and side effects of each treatment? How much research is there on each option?
  5. How long will each treatment last, and what do they cost?
  6. How much experience do you have with these treatments?
  7. What tests will I need?  How do you know if my treatment is working?
  8. Are there clinical trials I should look at?
  9. What type of exercise, relaxation, or diet can help me feel my best during treatment?
  10. Where can I find support for what I’m going through?

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Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on January 15, 2014

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