What should I ask my doctor about my pathology report?
- What type of breast cancer do I have?
- What stage is my breast cancer?
- Should I get a second opinion from another pathologist? Why or why not?
- What was the grade of the tumor (rate of cell growth)?
- What lab tests were done on my tumor?
- What were the results?
- Are these the most accurate tests available?
- What other tests are available?
- Was my tumor estrogen-receptor positive? What does that mean?
- Was my tumor progesterone-receptor positive? What does that mean?
- Was my tumor HER2/neu positive? What does that mean?
- Are there other tests that I should have (e.g., bone scan, CT scan)?
- Can you recommend good sources of information (books, websites) for me to read to better understand my breast cancer?