Make sure to bring a notepad or even a tape recorder OR if someone comes with you, ask them to write everything down for you.
Do you know anything about the type of breast cancer I was diagnosed with?
Have you helped patients with similar cancer diagnosis?
Can you better explain / translate my prognosis?
What are the risk factors with this cancer?
What lifestyle changes would you recommend I make?
DO you know of any local support groups?
Should I do any further testing? Blood? genetic testing? MRI?
Do you recommend a genetic counselor? oncologist? breast surgeon? plastic surgeon?
Would you like to follow me through treatment? If so, how often?
I want to see a breast surgeon who has a proven track record with skin and nipple saving mastectomy. Can you help me find somebody?
Can I get references from former patients?