Jun 4, 2021 01:11PM BtwnStars wrote:
Hi Texasmamabear, sorry you find yourself here. I would suggest getting a notebook ready to take to your appt and over the weekend anything you think of asking, write it down. Then be prepared to ask and take notes, if you can take someone else with you to be a second set of ears is good as well.
At my first appt with surgeon she went over everything, explaining my type of cancer, grade, stage, as well as options for treatments including surgery, possible chemo, radiation therapy and hormone therapy. You should find out if your cancer is hormone receptor positive and/or HER2 as well. This will have the most impact on treatment plan at this stage. Find out if you need any further screenings like ultrasounds or mri.
My initial questions were about continuing things like supplements, hair coloring, diet changes, etc. I asked about recommend time off from work/recovery time. At the time I was scheduled for covid vaccine, so I asked about that.
You may want to consider plastic surgery options if you are a candidate for that. If you research and read the articles here on being diagnosed it should give you a great overview and probably prompt some questions you will have.
Good luck with your appointment and you are right, you will definitely get through it.