KEY QUESTONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a life changing experience for many women and their families. Sisters Network® Inc. developed this guide to help recently diagnosed breast cancer patients ask their doctors important questions following their diagnosis. During this time, it is important that you gather as much information as possible, AND keep a copy of your medical records!
Tips to make your visit a success:
Bring this guide of questions and pen to write down answers
Ask a family member or a Sister Network® member to accompany you for support and also to listen to the information.
Don’t be afraid to tell your physician you don’t understand information he/she has shared with you regarding your treatment options.
TO ASK YOUR MEDICAL ONOLOGY TEAM AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER
Why do I need this surgery?
What are surgical options?
Is the procedure performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis?
Will I receive general or local anesthesia?
Do you recommend any treatments prior to surgery to shrink the tumor?
What is the recuperation process?
How long before I can resume my normal lifestyle?
For more Key questions to ask the other doctors that will be caring for you please visit the site above.