A 40-year-old female asked:
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my wife (40) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. what questions should we ask of the specialist?

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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Breast cancer: First ask the toughest one of all and that is what are her chances of survival for the next two years. After you get that answer, you should have a good idea what to ask next.
Answered on Nov 2, 2017
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialist questions: First and foremost, what is the cell type of the breast cancer and has a stage of the disease been determined as yet? What Rx is recommended and what is the 5 year survival rate for each type of Rx.?What is the quality of life with the chemotherapy Rx that may be proposed and if invasive CA how effective will be the Rx.? Is the cancer estrogen or progesterone receptor positive or negative?
Answered on Nov 4, 2017
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