Breast Cancer Questions

Questions to Ask After Surgery for Breast Cancer

You may want to ask your surgeon these questions after breast cancer surgery:
  • What did you learn from the pathology report?
  • Would you please explain what is in the pathology report?
  • How many lymph nodes were removed? Were they free of cancer? If not, how many showed signs of cancer?
  • Did the tumor have clear margins (normal tissue around the tumor)?
  • Were hormone receptor tests done? What were the results?
  • What other tests will be done on the tissue? When will I know the results?
  • Do I need further treatment?
  • Should I consider joining a clinical trial?

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Consider asking your doctor these questions before undergoing breast cancer radiation therapy:
  • How will radiation be given?
  • When will treatment start? When will it end? How often will I have treatments?
  • How will I feel during treatment? Will I be able to drive myself to and from treatment?
  • How will we know the treatment is working?
  • What can I do to take care of myself before, during, and after treatment?
  • Will treatment affect my skin?
  • How will my chest look afterward?
  • Are there any long-term effects?
  • What is the chance that the cancer will come back in my breast?
  • How often will I need checkups?
  • What if I don't have radiation therapy?
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