Questions to ask about your breast cancer care

We are here to help answer any questions you may have.

We recognize that a breast cancer journey comes with a lot of unknowns. We believe that asking questions is the best way for you to understand your diagnosis and learn more about your treatment.

Your Nurse Navigator is here to help answer any questions you may have or direct you to the right people who can better answer them.

Getting the conversation started

We’ve put together some suggestions to help you get the conversation started:

  • Why do you believe this is the right diagnosis for me?
  • What treatment options do you recommend and why?
  • Who will be coordinating my care?
  • What will recovery look like for me?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • What are the pros and cons of each treatment option?
  • What does it mean if the treatment is not going well?
Understanding treatment
  • How often will I go to treatment?
  • Where do I go for treatment?
Transportation and lodging:
  • What is the cost of care and what are my payment options?
  • How much time will I have to take off work for treatment and recovery?
  • What if I don’t have a way to get to and from my appointments?
  • What if I need lodging support because my treatment location is too far from where I live?
  • What is the cost of care and what are my payment options?
  • What is my coverage for medications, surgeries, accessories, and treatments?
  • Who can help me understand my insurance coverage?

Sharing the news:
  • Do I have to share my diagnosis with my employer?
  • Who can help me share this news with my loved ones?
  • What resources are available that would help me talk about my diagnosis?
How this diagnosis impacts my life:
  • Who can help me navigate mental health during treatment?
  • Will I need to arrange childcare?

  • What changes will I need to make to stay healthy?
Who do I contact?
  • Who should I call if I have more questions?

Please consider these questions as just a starting point. We know there will be others and we are here to answer them all.

We’ll help keep you organized and informed.

After you see your doctor, we will give you a binder to hold all important information around your diagnosis, contact numbers, additional resources, and a breast cancer handbook.

What to expect

Learn what happens during your treatment appointments and discover questions to ask

Your breast cancer care program

We are here for you no matter where you are in your breast cancer journey. 

Whether you have just received your diagnosis, are in the middle of treatment, or have completed your course of treatment, there are many ways we can still support you and help you feel and do better. Please call us to make an appointment today.

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