WebMD's 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer
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Going to the doctor can be intimidating. You might feel rushed and forget to ask questions that are important. It's always a good idea to know what to ask beforehand and to take notes when with the doctor. Some of the questions below may be especially relevant to your condition. Print out this page and take it with you to your next appointment.
1. Specifically, what kind of breast cancer do I have, and what stage is it in?
Women who have had breast cancer and a mastectomy have a number of options in breast reconstruction. If the woman does not want implants, she may choose to have her breast reconstructed using her own body tissue through what is commonly known as a flap procedure. This operation involves moving healthy tissue from one area of the body to the chest using one of two methods, tunneling or free-flap.
Tunneling procedure. Using this technique, the transplanted section of tissue remains attached...