Questions to ask your doctor

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Your healthcare team will talk with you about the surgery options that are best for you. You may want to bring a family member or close friend with you to appointments. Write down questions you want to ask about your surgery. Consider asking each of the following questions:

  • What type of surgery do you recommend, and what will be done?
  • What are the risks and possible side effects of the surgery?
  • How will my breast or chest look after this surgery?
  • Where will the incision be, and how much tissue will be removed?
  • Do you advise breast reconstruction to be done at the same time of the mastectomy? Or should it be done at a later date?
  • Will I need more treatment after surgery, such as radiation or chemotherapy?
  • What type of follow-up care will I need?
  • When can I go back to my normal activities?


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