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    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. Is chemotherapy given through the vein or as a pill, and will I need anti-nauseamedications?
    6. Will I be able to drive myself home after treatment, or do I need help?
    7. How long does the treatment last?
    8. What are the risks and side effects?
    9. Will my hair fall out? Will it grow back?
    10. What about premature menopause and infertility?
    11. What should I avoid during treatment? Should I change my diet or lifestyle?

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    Reviewed by Angela Jain on August 01, 2014
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