Learning that you have breast cancer can be shocking, but educating yourself about your condition can help you feel more in control of your health. Keep an open line of communication with your cancer care team, and ask questions as they come up. Take notes when talking to your doctors so you don’t forget any important information.
Some of the first questions you may want to ask after your diagnosis will be about the type of cancer you have. Ask about your treatment options and prognosis, as well as what side effects you should expect from your treatments. Your doctor can explain if you will be able to work and continue with your usual activities during treatment or if your side effects will interfere. Be sure to also ask for information about resources you can use for things like financial and emotional support.
Early detection of breast cancer makes treatment more effective, so schedule an appointment at The Breast Center at Brandon Regional Hospital in Hillsborough County. You can get more information about our services, including our emergency room and orthopedics department, but calling (888) 327-2636.