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What to ask your doctor about breast cancer tests

Men and women discussing breast cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • When will you know if I definitely have cancer?
  • Which tests do I need?
  • How long will it take before I get the results?
  • How will you tell me the results?
  • When will you tell me if there are signs the cancer has spread?
  • If the results show the breast cancer has spread, what happens next?
  • Will you test for hormone receptors?
  • Will you test for HER2 receptors?
  • When will I start treatment?
  • Will I be able to see a breast care nurse?
  • Who can I contact for emotional support?
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Updated: 30 July 2014