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Questions for Your Doctor
What type of cancer do I have?
How extensive is my cancer? What stage is it?
What treatment do you advise for my cancer and why?
Are there other treatment choices for me? If not, why not?
What happens if I do not have treatment?
If I choose not to have treatment either now or in the future, what services are available to help me?
What sort of scars will I have from the operation?
Will I have a lot of pain with the operation? What will be done about this?
When will you be able to tell if I need further treatment? If so, what treatment?
If I need further treatment, what will it be like and when will it begin?
Will I still be able to have children?
Will I go through menopause? What are the effects of menopause?
If you remove the lymph nodes are there any side effects?
Will the treatment affect my sexual relationships?
How long will I be off work?
How frequent will my checkups be and what will they involve?
Are there any problems I should watch out for?
I would like to have a second opinion. Can you refer me to someone else?
How much will treatment cost?
How much do prostheses cost?
Will I be eligible for a free prostheses?
Can you suggest any books I can read on breast cancer?