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11 Questions to Ask the Medical Oncologist

  1. Why are you recommending this therapy?
  2. What are the risks?
  3. Are there other ways to treat the cancer?
  4. Where do I go for chemotherapy or hormone therapy?
  5. Will I be able to drive myself home after treatment, or do I need help?
  6. How long does the treatment last?
  7. What are the risks and side effects?
  8. Will my hair fall out? Will it grow back?
  9. What about premature menopause and infertility?
  10. What should I avoid during treatment?
  11. Should I change my diet or lifestyle?

 

 

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Suspicious Mammogram Result: Now What?

You get your routine annual mammogram and, soon after, you receive a call or letter from your doctor’s office. You’re told that a potential abnormality was found on your mammogram and you need to make an appointment for further testing. Although it’s unnerving to get this news, experts say you shouldn’t panic. "If you’re called back for additional mammogram views or a biopsy, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer," says Sandhya Pruthi, MD, associate professor in the division of general internal...

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on June 26, 2012
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