Your Customized Breast Cancer Treatment Report

What to Ask Your Doctor

Make sure you understand what type of breast cancer you have, because it has a direct bearing on the treatment options your doctor will consider for you.

Here are some questions to help you gather information about your cancer:

  • What stage is my cancer?
  • Is my cancer invasive?
  • Am I a candidate for Oncotype DX, or other diagnostic tests?
  • Has my cancer 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?
  • How likely is my cancer to recur?
  • Is there a way to determine the likelihood that I will benefit from chemotherapy?
  • How can I get a copy of my pathology report and testing information?

As the last question above suggests, you should obtain a copy of your pathology report from your doctor. This is a key step in staying informed about your breast cancer and your treatment. Learn more about your pathology report and how to interpret the information it contains.

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