How quickly must I make decisions regarding treatment?
Your breast cancer had its origins in your breast (system) as long as seven to ten years before you discovered it. You may feel pressure to make decisions right away, but unless your doctor tells you that you must act quickly, you should take time to consult other doctors, do research, and speak with other women about the treatment(s) you are considering. When you spend time before you decide on treatment, you are more likely to feel comfortable about your decision(s). However, if there is evidence of any spread outside of the breast to sites such as lymph nodes, skin, brain,
bone or lung, it is prudent to act quickly.