After Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis


Finding out you have breast cancer can be shocking. You may feel overwhelmed. You may be unsure of what to do next. So let's stop for a moment, take a deep breath and look at the path ahead.

Get the facts

First, get the facts about your cancer. Knowing what you're dealing with can relieve a lot of anxiety. So decide how much you want to know, and then go see your doctor. If you have a lot of questions, consider writing them down so you don't forget. You may want to bring a friend or a loved one with you to your doctor visit. They can help you process the info you get.

Treatment options

Next, know that there are many options for cancer treatment. What's right for one person may not be right for another. So think about all the options and what they could mean for you. You may need to make some tough decisions. Your doctor will help you.

If things aren't working

Is your doctor listening to your concerns? Are they giving you the info you need? If you're unhappy, let your doctor know. And if something doesn't seem right about your diagnosis or your care plan, get a second opinion.


Finally, always remember that others are going through this, too. If you're struggling, help is available. You may want to join a local support group or call a support service. You may want to reach out to a breast cancer resource center. Ask your doctor for a list of options available to you.

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  • Cancer - Care and Management