What to Expect 1st appointment Surgical Oncologist
My cancer was found during routine mammogram, I never felt a lump. I have my first appointment with the surgical oncologist on March 3. I have waited 3 weeks for this appointment as my gyn referred me to Moffitt Cancer center which is an hour away. He wanted me to go see the same doctor that did his mom's breast cancer surgery. This has given me a lot of time to read all these message boards. I have made peace with the fact that I will need some sort of surgery. I am hoping you wonderful ladies can help tell me what I should expect at 1st appointment.
My diagnosis-Left Breast, IDC, Grade 2 2mm linear invasion
Left Breast, DCIS, Grade 2 Solid, Cribriform Pattern
ER/PR + HER - (Fish)
I have extremely dense breast, no mri was done. Should I ask for one?
How soon should I expect to have surgery?
Should I expect the doctor recommend lumpectomy/mastectomy or do they let you decide?
What additional testing will I need to go through prior to surgery?
Thanks for all your help