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Preparing for treatment

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A breast cancer diagnosis brings a lot of questions: about what will happen in the coming months and years and about what happens now as you get ready to start treatment. Treatment can be difficult, but thinking ahead can help you be ready, mentally and physically, for the coming months.

We’ll help you for be ready what’s coming. We’ll help provide you with practical information on what to expect when you go in for breast cancer treatment, ways you can prepare now to make things easier on yourself later, and ways to cope with side effects from treatment when they come.

Considering fertility

If you haven’t gone through menopause and interested in having children in the future, it is important to tell your doctor as soon as possible and ask to see a fertility specialists. Many breast cancer medicines can affect your fertility and even put you into menopause. Asking about fertility before starting treatment gives you the most options for protecting your fertility.



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