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Just diagnosed with breast carcinoma. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not in 400 words
Write down your questions and go back to your doctor. If he/she is not kind and supportive find another doc.
It is important that you understand. Susan love's breast book is a little out of date but is well written . See if your hospital has a library that you can use for additional help. Be careful of what "friends" tell you. Advice may be worth what you pay for it!

In brief: Not in 400 words
Write down your questions and go back to your doctor. If he/she is not kind and supportive find another doc.
It is important that you understand. Susan love's breast book is a little out of date but is well written . See if your hospital has a library that you can use for additional help. Be careful of what "friends" tell you. Advice may be worth what you pay for it!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Unless you can be
Much more specific, it's probably best to: 1.
Write the questions down so you don't forget; 2. Make another appointment; 3. Go with a spouse, partner, friend, relative with another pair of ears to check if you hear the same answers. Get back to us here to clarify. Can't do 30 min discussion in a paragrgaph.

In brief: Unless you can be
Much more specific, it's probably best to: 1.
Write the questions down so you don't forget; 2. Make another appointment; 3. Go with a spouse, partner, friend, relative with another pair of ears to check if you hear the same answers. Get back to us here to clarify. Can't do 30 min discussion in a paragrgaph.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Abnormal cell growth
Breast cancer like most cancers are conditions in which ductal or other cells multiple and divide more rapidly than normal.
It can "spread" to lymph nodes, blood, bone, liver, and brain if not caught early and treated.There are many causes such as radiation to the breast. Smokers have a higher risk. Make a list of your questions for your next doctor;s visit and ask permission to tape record answers.

In brief: Abnormal cell growth
Breast cancer like most cancers are conditions in which ductal or other cells multiple and divide more rapidly than normal.
It can "spread" to lymph nodes, blood, bone, liver, and brain if not caught early and treated.There are many causes such as radiation to the breast. Smokers have a higher risk. Make a list of your questions for your next doctor;s visit and ask permission to tape record answers.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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