Metastatic Breast Cancer Questions

Questions to ask about Metastatic breast cancer diagnosis

  • Where has all the tumor matured across my body?
  • Do you have any history of treating patients with metastatic breast cancer?
  • Do you think getting a second opinion is a good idea?
  • What does the outlook for me like?
  • Is there any change that we can do to make the diagnosis better?

Questions to ask about Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatments 

  • Will there be sufficient data to provide the medication recommended for me? What tests or measures will be required if that’s not the case?
  • What indicator testing would you suggest and why?
  • What are the therapy choices I can get?
  • What clinical research opportunities do I have? Where are they based? 
  • How do I learn more about the clinical research opportunities for metastatic breast cancer?
  • What is the disease’s estrogen receptor status?
  • What medication plan would you suggest for metastatic breast cancer?
  • What is the purpose of each medication? Is it for the betterment or to cure it?
  • What are the potential side effects of each medication?
  • What effects does it have on my medical interventions if I’ve reached the menstrual cycle?
  • Is there anything I can do to avoid hair loss?
  • What impact will this medication have on my day to day life? What will be the changes in my daily routine?
  • How do I decide on my metastatic breast cancer treatment routine?
  • What happens if the treatment doesn’t work?
  • What happens if I decide to discontinue my treatment?

Questions to ask about advanced cancer decision making

  • What is the frequency with which I need to see a doctor?
  • Will pain relief be provided even if my cancer therapy is stopped?
  • I’m constantly looking for a place to get palliative care; where do I go for it?
  • Where can I get inpatient care, and what’s the approximate budget?
  • Is it necessary for me to appoint a mental well-being surrogate to make those decisions for me?
  • What legal documentation should I have in effect to convey my preferences?

Questions to ask about follow-up care for Metastatic Breast Cancer 

  • What sort of metastatic breast cancer treatment will I require at this point?
  • Where do I get psychological support for myself and my family?
  • Are there any other options and treatments for my household?
  • Do you have a caseworker with whom I can have a chat?
  • Whom do I contact if I have any significant queries?