Newly Diagnosed?

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Have you just received a diagnosis of breast cancer?  You probably have a thousand questions, concerns and feel overwhelmed and confused.

The following are some important questions to ask your doctor which will help with decision making:

  • What stage is my breast cancer?

  • Is my breast cancer invasive?

  • Am I a candidate for Oncotype DX®, or other diagnostic tests?

  • Will I have further testing to determine if my cancer has metastasized?

  • What is my lymph node status?

  • How large is my tumor?

  • What grade is my tumor?

  • What is my hormone receptor status?

  • What is my HER2 status?

  • How quickly is my cancer growing?

  • What are my chances for a recurrence?

  • Is there a way to determine the likelihood that I will benefit from chemotherapy? Ask about OncotypeDx profile.

  • How can I get a copy of my pathology report and testing information?

Obtain a copy of your pathology report from your doctor to help you stay informed about your breast cancer and treatment options.

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