Breast cancer questions to ask surgeon

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Avatar f tn I sure this is a frightening time for you, the waiting is tough. It looks like you got more than a peek at that radiologist report, or you have incredible photographic memory :) It sounds like you are on the right path by having the core needle biopsy. I know I appreciated that the core biopsy was definitive in identifying the make-up of my lump. I had my results back in a few days. Do you already have an appointment to get the results?
Avatar f tn It's difficult to say what someone should ask ....... whatever concerns her is what she should ask about. It's a good idea to write down any questions before a person sees the Dr. so nothing is forgotten. I'm guessing that you will be going with her which is also a good idea; an extra pair of ears can be very valuable as we often miss something that is said. I think she will have more questions after she sees the Surgeon and is advised as to the next step in the process.
Avatar f tn t get nervous and forget to ask anything that concerns you .You might want to bring someone along to help you ask questions. This person can also help you understand and/or remember the Doctor’s answers and recommendations. Wishing you all the best.
Avatar n tn She is seeing the surgeon next week, and this being so new to us, was wondering what types of questions to ask? She has been through so much in the past. She had brain surgery for an anyeurism and then a stroke afterwards. She is in good spirits, but we want to come up with questions we should ask during our visit. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Can you give me some idea on some questions I need to ask. I am reading much and learning on the internet and all this is very overwhelming to sort out. I have heard that post menopausal women chemo is only effective in 3 out of 100 and that once chemo is used it would not be affective should cancer pop up at a later date. I don't know if this is true or a myth. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Also, my paternal grandmother had ovarian cancer...
1527286 tn?1292790087 In the interim I decided to go to a much larger city with a well know breast cancer center for a second opinion. I met with the surgeon who read the MRI results and asked "what" was the second area. She felt we needed to know before we just removed it as removing it would be a much larger area. She sent me immediately to have a sonagram which led to biopsies of two additional sites. A long night's wait and I found out the other sites were benign and did not need to be removed.
Avatar f tn You have a long lifespan ahead and they want to do what they can to keep the cancer from coming back and often breast cancer in younger patients is a more aggressive type than seen in more elderly patients. Premenopausal ladies have more estrogen in their systems which often fuels tumor development. Treating cancer when you are first diagnosed has more success than if it comes back. Often, it has spread to other parts of the body and cannot be cured at the second appearance.
648024 tn?1250436116 What concerns me the most is the Breast surgeon that did my biopsy, gave me the new and now wants to do the next surgery isn't someone I want to treat me through all of this. At what point do you get an Oncologist and what else do I need to prepare for?
Avatar n tn I sense hesitation, if you have questions, ask. If the answer is not what you'd like go elsewhere. Do not sit on cancer or its possibility of starting. If a Dr. is recommending this because there is something in cyst behavior that is abnormal explore that. Be careful and persistent with cancer. It does not play fair. That said, blessings to you and let us know how things go.
Avatar f tn and recommended I go see the surgeon to remove it. What am I looking at? What should I ask the surgeon? Should I get a second opinion? Will this pappiloma multiply in my breast if not taken out?
Avatar n tn what should i ask the surgeon about the pathology? what questions would you ask? about the type of thyroid cancer? is the number of lymph nodes extracted and analyzed a question that i should ask? what else?
Avatar n tn the surgeon you were referred to, is s/he a breast surgeon specializing in breast issues and cancer? From personal experience, my breast surgeon was the most paranoid person I had ever met. Having said that, if my surgeon had said, wait 3 months and recheck, then it probably means there is nothing to worry over and in 3 months, if there is an issue, I KNOW he would perform a biopsy. Second question....did your surgeon recommend a follow-up in 3 or 6 months? If not, did he say why not?
Avatar n tn Then why do I need to have them surgically removed. And will that surgery be horrible?
Avatar n tn Hi there, In this "Breast Cancer Community Forum", we are mostly volunteer members and not doctors.Four years ago,I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I joined this wonderful Community.The reason I am trying to help it's because I was also greatly helped by many wonderful women, especially by our Community Leader "Japdip" I made a promise to myself that I was going to learn and study(mainly from Japdip)as much as I could, to help other women with breast cancer issues.
Avatar n tn atypical hyperplasia puts you at higher risk of breast cancer in your lifetime. This is what I was told by my surgeon. It is abnormal cells and many of them and they are one step from cancer.
Avatar f tn Hi, Sorry to hear about your breasts cancer diagnosis :( Indeed you are in difficult situation here,and it's really hard to advise you on what you should do. Radiation therapy has an important role in treating all stages of breast cancer because it is so effective and relatively safe.It may be appropriate for people with stage 0 through stage III breast cancer after lumpectomy or mastectomy.
Avatar n tn s a very small European country and when I suggested to the Plastic Surgeon that perhaps a surgeon who is specialised in removing cancer or pre-cancer cells could perhaps work with him, he said that there are three surgeons who remove cancer and they are a Gyno, a Plastic Surgeon and a General Surgeon. He behaved as if he were insulted that I should doubt his capabilities. I know when I talk to my Gyno he will react in the same way. I guess I must first wait for the results of the biopsy.
Avatar f tn I had a bi-rad 3 and yet I have breast cancer. They are supposed to call and schedule my MRI this morning. Dr is feeling lumpectomy and radiation will take care of it. I am in such shock. I am only 39, my youngest child just turned 4. I don't even know what to ask.
Avatar n tn and save the trip which includes 2 busses each way plus to copayments to the surgeon. I might as change the date to see the surgeon till after the mammo the reason I callled was so I wouldnt wait so long but itends up maybe even later by time I see the surgeon and get the mammo. this my body. why do I have to wait. cancer doesnt wait.
669230 tn?1252149194 I was just dx with stromal fibrosis and have been followed by a surgeon. The surgeon is there the be your advocate and allow to ask questions, give explanations in "english" regarding your test results and then make recommendations as to what the next steps in your treatment should be. Don't be afraid to follow up with someone (breast surgeon) who is well educated in this specialty.
623944 tn?1244035490 My suggestion would be to go with your mother to an appt. and ask questions directly to the oncologist. It may be that your mom is not asking many questions. Maybe she does not want the answers, maybe she is getting the information but is overwhelmed and forgetting it or any other of the myriad of reasons we do not obtain or pass along the information we have. What I do know is how scary it is to have a parent receive a cancer diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Just wanted to add some words of encouragement to you. Statistically, most biopsies end up with benign results, so try to remain hopeful. Even the small percentage that end up with a cancer diagnosis are usually caught very early and are highly treatable. Your surgeon will advise you of the options available to you, but you have every right to let him know your concerns and preferences. I've had 3 biopsies of 5 different areas and all of them were under anesthesia by a general surgeon.
Avatar f tn Went for biopsy and was told by the surgeon (before the biopsy took place) what this was inflammatory breast cancer and there was no chance it could be anything else. Biopsy came back indicating no BC but GM instead. I was elated that it wasn't bc (didn't know anything about GM then). Same surgeon then told me he didn't believe the biopsy results and wanted to do a lump extraction & further biopsy the results. Same result. Incision healed beautifully.