How to Prepare for Your First Medical Oncology Appointment
Although this path is new to you, we will be your guide. Every patient’s situation is unique, your care plan will be individualized to best meet your needs.
If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. That’s completely normal and we’re here to assist in making decisions that are right for you and your family.
Breast cancer patients in the Twin Cities rely on the experienced cancer care team at Minnesota Oncology to provide the latest treatments available. Using evidence-based treatment paths as well as access to breast cancer clinical trials, a custom treatment plan is created for every patient. New patient consultations are available within 48 hours of your request.
There are several types of breast cancer, some more common than others. The type of breast cancer affects how quickly it’s likely to grow and your treatment options.
A lump in your breast is one of the more common signs of breast cancer, but there can be other symptoms before a lump is noticed.
A mammogram is the most common way breast cancer is detected. Find out when you should have a mammogram and what to expect if more tests are needed.
Hormone receptors play an important role in the type of breast cancer treatments available to you. Learn more about breast cancers with estrogen, progesterone receptors or HER2 proteins.
Once breast cancer is diagnosed, tests will be run to find out if it’s spread to other areas of your body. The breast cancer stage will be determined based on the tumor size and extent of cancer found elsewhere in the body. Learn more about breast cancer staging.
If breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, cancer cells are likely to have spread to other areas of the body. Find out how they test to determine if there is lymph node involvement.
If you’ve been told you have dense breasts, you could be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. But risk factors don’t guarantee that you’ll develop breast cancer. Find out what risk factors you may have.
With 12 locations throughout the Twin Cities, an experienced breast cancer specialist is easily accessible from every corner of our region. Our team will not only recommend the right breast cancer treatment for you, but we will also offer the support you and your loved ones need right now.
We will schedule your first appointment within 48 hours. Get the answers you need. Schedule an appointment now.