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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?

    Can I become pregnant if I have had breast cancer?

    If you are pre-menopausal and have had surgery and/or radiation without chemotherapy, you can certainly get pregnant. There is good data that shows that the hormone changes that accompany pregnancy do not lead to breast cancer recurrence. Some, but not all chemotherapy causes premature menopause and sterility. You should discuss these matters with your doctor.