Talking with your doctor
Learning about metastatic breast cancer and available treatment options may help you to make decisions about your care. The first step in the learning process begins with talking to your doctor. Every woman is different. What a doctor recommends for one woman may not be right for another. Developing a list of questions to ask is a good step to addressing concerns and getting information.
Questions to ask your physician
You can play an active role in your health by talking to your doctor or nurse about breast cancer. Here are some questions you might want to ask at your next doctor's appointment. You can easily print the downloadable list of questions from below, which includes space to write down the answers your doctor gives you.
FASLODEX is indicated for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose disease has returned or progressed following antiestrogen therapy.
Questions about metastatic breast cancer
- Is my breast cancer hormone receptor-positive?
- Why has my breast cancer returned or progressed? Does this mean my breast cancer treatment will have to change?
- What are my chances of responding to treatment?
Questions about metastatic breast cancer treatment options
What are the treatment options for my stage of breast cancer? Why would or wouldn’t these treatments help me?
- Hormonal treatment
- Biologically targeted therapy
- Clinical trial participation
- What treatment options are available to me as a metastatic breast cancer patient?
- What treatment do you feel will work best for me? Why are you recommending this treatment?
- What are the possible side effects of this treatment? Will it make me feel nauseated?
- Will the treatment affect my family? What do they need to know?
- Will the treatment affect my appearance? If so, are there other options that will not change the way that I look?
- What if my current therapy does not continue to benefit me? Are there any other options?
- What types of hormonal treatments are available to me? If there is more than one option, how will you decide what is right for me?
If your doctor recommends FASLODEX as a treatment option
- How would I know if FASLODEX is working?
- What are the side effects?
- How can I manage side effects?
- What side effects should I tell you about?
- Will I need follow-up care?
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- What studies are currently under way for women with metastatic breast cancer?
- Do you recommend a clinical trial for me? How can it help?
- Where can I get further information on metastatic breast cancer?
- Where can I find additional support?
FASLODEX is a prescription medicine used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause whose disease has spread after treatment with antiestrogen medicine.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: You should not receive FASLODEX if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in FASLODEX. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to FASLODEX may include itching, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, or trouble breathing.
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