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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?

    Should I participate in a clinical trial?

    Your doctor may recommend a clinical trial for you; however, the decision is solely yours. As with any treatment, this treatment option has possible benefits and drawbacks. You can learn more about the pros and cons of clinical trials on the CancerNet Web site. To obtain materials on clinical trials at no cost, call Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.