Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be breast cancer.
  • I have breast cancer, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have breast cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be breast cancer.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on June 07, 2020

  1. Are my symptoms a sign of breast cancer?
  2. Should I be tested? Which tests are appropriate?
  3. When will I get the results? What information will they provide?
  4. Could other conditions be causing my symptoms?
  5. If the tests show I have breast cancer, should I see a specialist?

I have breast cancer, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on June 07, 2020

  1. What stage is my breast cancer, and what type of breast cancer do I have?
  2. What are my treatment choices? What are the risks and benefits of each?
  3. Will I need surgery? What does it involve, and what can I expect during recovery?
  4. Should I consider reconstructive surgery during my operation or later?

I have breast cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on June 07, 2020

  1. Are my symptoms a sign that my breast cancer has spread?
  2. Has my breast cancer medication stopped working? Should I change medication?
  3. Could my problems be a side effect of my breast cancer treatment?
  4. Is there anything that can ease my symptoms and help me feel better?
  5. Do I need further tests or monitoring, and what can they show?