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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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About This PDQ Summary

Purpose of This Summary This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of male breast cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. Reviewers and Updates This summary is reviewed regularly and updated as necessary by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial...

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on June 26, 2012
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