The first trip to see your oncologist can be a anxiety provoking experience. There are a few ways to help you feel at ease for your first trip. Try doing some background research on breast cancer. Consider bringing a spouse or friend to help relieve some stress. Ask about clincial trials (this could be the best treatment option for you). It is also important to ask any question that comes to your mind, if something is unclear, ask for clarification.
With thousands of posts on this site stretching back nearly 5 years, you’d assume the most engaging topic would be something like this: “I have a lump in my breast, what could it be?” Or, “What’s chemo like?” Or conversation around a tough decision, like “Should I have a lumpectomy or a mastectomy?” While these topics would be…