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What to ask your doctor about living with secondary breast cancer

Men and women discussing breast cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • How can I cope with treatment?
  • How can you help me to manage any symptoms I get?
  • Is there a specialist nurse I can see?
  • How do I tell my family the cancer has come back?
  • I don't want to worry my family so is there anyone else I can talk to?
  • Is there any counselling available?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • How can I get to share experiences with other women in my situation?
  • How can I get practical help?
  • Is there anyone who can advise me on money matters, including claiming benefits?
  • Who can tell me about what might happen in the future?
  • How long can I live with secondary breast cancer?


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Updated: 11 August 2014