Breathe, Gather Your Breast Cancer Care Team GATHER YOUR TEAM.

How can your care team help?

You are not alone. There is a team of medical specialists who are ready and able to help you — from understanding a breast cancer diagnosis, through helping you choose a treatment path, to providing support after treatment.

How Can Your Breast Cancer Care Team Help?

Meet your care team

You are at the center of a care team made up of medical experts with different specialties. Each of these experts plays a role in treating breast cancer. All members of your care team work together to make sure you’re getting the care you need.

The care team is available to help you with treatment decisions and to answer questions every step of the way.

Medical Oncologist
A doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer.
Surgeon
A doctor who is trained to remove or repair parts of the body, and may help diagnose and treat cancer with surgical procedures.
Radiation Oncologist
A doctor who has special training in using radiation to treat cancer.
Oncology Nurse
A specialized nurse who treats and cares for people who have cancer.
Your Care Team can Help you Fully Understand Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Talk to your care team

Talking with your care team can help you fully understand your diagnosis and treatment options before making a treatment decision.

Questions to ask After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Don't forget to ask:

  • Which members of my care team will I be working with?
  • What are all of my treatment options?
  • What is the chance that cancer will come back?
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