Taking Responsibility

Remember to talk with your health care provider about your concerns, or new questions that arise. You and your health care provider should make decisions about your future health care needs, together. Take responsibility for your follow-up care. Remember that your provider can work with you.

You may wish to seek other women who have had breast cancer to find out how they coped. Talking with women who had treatments like yours will help you see that you're not alone. This will give you an opportunity to share your experiences and feeling with others who have had similar diagnoses and treatments. Consider joining a support group.

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