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FAQ's

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  • Am I going to survive this illness? Is breast cancer an automatic death sentence?
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  • How did I get breast cancer?
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  • What can I do to prevent recurrence of breast cancer?
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  • Will I lose my hair from whatever treatment my doctors recommend?
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  • Will people treat me differently because I have breast cancer?
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  • What is a second opinion and should I get one?
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  • Does a lumpectomy cure breast cancer as effectively as a mastectomy?
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  • How quickly must I make decisions regarding treatment?
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  • How can I tell if a lump in my breast is cancer or not?
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  • Can I become pregnant if I have had breast cancer?
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  • What is a clinical trial?
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  • Should I participate in a clinical trial?

    How did I get breast cancer?

    There are no clear "reasons" for developing breast cancer. A family history, environmental factors, and poor health habits such as smoking, all contribute to breast cancer. None of these reasons is solely responsible for breast cancer. However, if you have a first-degree relative, a mother or a sister, who had breast cancer, you are at higher risk. You did nothing to cause your breast cancer.