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10 Questions for Doctor About Breast Cancer

Since you've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. What stage of breast cancer do I have? Has it spread to other parts of my body?

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2. If I have surgery, how much breast tissue will I lose?

3. Will I need radiation therapy?

4. Will I need chemotherapy?

5. Would hormone therapy be right for me?

6. What are the possible side effects of my treatment, and how can I minimize them?

7. If I want to, will I be able to have children later on?

8. Can I keep doing what I usually do while I'm in treatment?

9. Are there any clinical trials I could participate in?

10. Is there a support group or counselor you recommend?

WebMD 10 Questions

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on August 18, 2014

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