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How can my loved ones be involved in my breast cancer care decisions?

Dede Bonner
Health Education

Most women put a lot of value into how attuned a doctor or surgeon is to keeping her partner, family, and other loved ones well informed and involved over time. Ask a prospective breast cancer specialist, “How will you help to involve my family and loved ones in my care decisions?” The doctor’s answer to this question will give you a lot of practical information, as well as insights into how patient centered this doctor is. Ideally, you want a doctor who really considers you a whole person and understands that your needs go beyond just physically getting well.

The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health

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