Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Although it may be a little late for most of you who read this entry, I think this is a very good summary of questions for newly diagnosed women to ask their doctor. The first days and weeks are overwhelming, and it can be very hard to understand what is happening, focus on the immediate decisions with an eye to the future, and to begin to comprehend what it all means.
Here is the introduction and then a link to read the whole article from Today Health:
Diagnosed with breast cancer? 8 things to ask the doctor
Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk on how to get the best care By Kristi Funk, MD
If you've just been diagnosed with breast cancer, or are close to someone who has, you probably have a lot of questions. Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk, also the director of the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, spells out what you need to ask the doctor.
Two words: "It's cancer."
What did the doctor just say? You've been diagnosed with breast cancer? Your worst fears scream through your mind. This can't be happening — and yet, it is happening. Take a deep breath. Exhale, and think, "I will survive."
Let's talk about what you can expect between now and the day this journey becomes history. What follows are the answers to the top eight questions I hear — questions you need to ask your doctor to make sure you get the care you deserve.