Asking the right questions is the first step to finding the best treatment for your triple-negative breast cancer. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- What is the stage of my cancer?
- What are the options for treating my cancer?
- What treatment do you think is best for me?
- Can I get other opinions about treatment?
- Can treatment cure my cancer?
- Can treatment control my cancer?
- Can treatment relieve my symptoms?
- When should I start treatment?
- What changes can I make to help treatment work?
- Will I need more than one type of treatment?
- Where is the treatment given?
- What are the benefits and risks for these treatments?
- Are there long-term side effects?
- Will my treatment interfere with any drugs I'm taking now?
- Could my treatment affect my sex life or fertility?
- Are support services available to help me through treatment?
- Are there any clinical trials of new treatments for my cancer?
- Do I need other treatments before or after surgery?
- Do I need a mastectomy or just a lumpectomy?
- Do I need to have lymph nodes removed?
- Will I need breast reconstruction surgery afterward?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the possible risks and complications from surgery?
- How will pain be treated?
- How long is the recovery?
- Will I have numbness in my arm?
- Are there arm exercises to prevent stiffness?
- When can I start wearing a bra again?
- Will chemotherapy be a treatment option?
- Will there be other treatments before or after?
- How often will I need treatment?
- How will the treatment be given?
- Where will the treatment be given?
- How long will my treatment last?
- What are the side effects of chemotherapy?
- What can be done to relieve the side effects?