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What to ask your doctor about advanced breast cancer tests

Men and women discussing breast cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • How can I know if aches and pains are symptoms of breast cancer coming back?
  • How often should I have tests?
  • Can I ask if I want a scan?
  • Do I need any tests?
  • What sort of tests will I have?
  • How accurate are the tests?
  • How long will I need to wait for my test?
  • How long will the results take?
  • Is there anyone who can support me while I wait for the results?
  • What will my treatment be if the cancer has come back?
  • What will my treatment be if the cancer has spread?
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Updated: 29 October 2012