Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Your Next Visit

By Emaan Majed

Breast cancer is something many women prefer not to think about, but being informed about preventative measures and your risk profile can be beneficial to your overall health. It can be difficult to know where to start when speaking to your doctor, so we asked some health care providers and oncologists about the questions people should be asking during their preventative care visits.

Below is a checklist of key questions to ask your doctor:

How do I know if I am a high-risk individual?

When should I begin breast cancer screening exams and mammograms, and which exams should I take?

What lifestyle changes can I undertake to lower my risk?

What are my preventative options if I am a high-risk individual?

What are the benefits of postmenopausal hormone therapy versus the disadvantages?

What measures can I take to better my treatment outcome?

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