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Questions for Your Provider - Survivorship


  • What does my follow-up care include? What is the schedule of follow-up visits?
  • Which health care provider is in charge of my follow-up care?
  • What symptoms, possibly related to my treatment or to my cancer, should I be aware of and discuss with you (or the provider in charge of my follow-up care)?
  • Are there healthy behaviors I can adopt that may prolong my survival or reduce my chance of breast cancer recurrence?
  • What do I need to consider if I would like to have a child now that I have been treated for breast cancer?
  • What is the best way for me to treat menopausal symptoms? 
  • Tell me about lymphedema and my chances for getting it. What signs or symptoms should I watch for and tell you about?
  • Can you suggest a counselor or support group that can help me adjust to life after breast cancer treatment?
  • Can you suggest ways my spouse/partner and I can address issues related to our post-treatment sexual relationship or refer me to a psychologist or counselor who specializes in these issues?
  • How does my having breast cancer affect the risk of my family members?
  • Should my family or I consider being tested for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation?
  • What issues should my family and I think about when considering genetic testing?
  • Can you recommend a genetic counselor to help me and my family decide if genetic testing is right for us?
  • What behaviors can my family members adopt to lower their risk of breast cancer?
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Updated 05/02/13


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