Understanding your breast cancer diagnosis

It’s normal to have a range of emotions, including shock, fear, stressinfo-icon, anger, or numbness after your diagnosisinfo-icon. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the medical terms you are hearing. You may be worried about the well-being of your family, the costs of breast cancer treatment, or the possibility of pain, hair loss, or other side effects of treatment. You may be asking: How will I get through this? Will I live?

You’re getting a lot of information and it’s hard to know where to start. We suggest you start here. These pages answer some of the most important questions about your breast cancer diagnosis, what it means, and how it affects your options for treatment. Understanding these key issues will help you in the coming conversations and decisions and give you the foundation to learn more about breast cancer and your diagnosis:

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