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Questions for Your Potential Provider

  • What is your medical specialty? Are you board certified in that specialty?
  • What percent of your practice is devoted to breast cancer treatment?
  • Will my health care team meet as a group to discuss my care?
  • What is the accreditation status of the medical center where you practice?
  • Does your medical center accept my health insurance plan?
  • For surgeons: How many times a year do you perform the procedure you are recommending for me? How many times a year is the procedure done at the hospital where you practice?
  • Which diagnosis and treatment guidelines do you use as the basis of your breast cancer care?
  • Which diagnosis and treatment guidelines does the medical center use as the basis of its breast cancer care?

Learn more about talking to your health care provider.  

Updated 02/13/13

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