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How can I get reliable referrals for breast cancer specialists?

Dede Bonner
Health Education

Many doctors have a standard list of referrals to local specialists and surgeons, although these doctors may not be breast cancer specialists, which is what you should prefer. It’s very important to find out why your doctor is referring you to this other doctor and how well these doctors know each other. Then you’ll know how reliable this referral really is.

If your doctor gives you several names and not much else, rephrase your question to be, “If your mother had just gotten a diagnosis of breast cancer, which doctor would you send her to first?”

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