If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are going to have chemotherapy, your knowledge of the treatment may only go as far as what you’ve seen on television with women who have lost their hair and you wonder what else is there to it? At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa and Dr. Ali Mosharrafa are dedicated to the education of their patients and during breast cancer awareness month, are educating on information you need to know regarding this disease.
It is important to understand the details of chemotherapy if it is going to be included in your treatment plan. It is recommended to write down your questions and bring paper and a pen to your appointment so you can write down the answers. A doctor’s office is often overwhelming and many patients leave confused about all of the information they have just heard.
One of the important questions to ask is “what is the goal of chemo as my treatment?” as there can be many goals. One can be to use chemo as your primary form of treatment to eradicate your cancer. Another goal of chemo can be to shrink the tumor prior to surgery.
Another question to ask is “what changes will I need to make during chemo?” Changes in diet, activity, and other lifestyle changes may be required during chemotherapy, and it’s important to know these beforehand so you can plan ahead if necessary.
Ask “what can I do to prepare for my treatment to reduce side effects?” Chemotherapy does have several difficult side effects, and so anything you can do before you begin treatment may help to reduce those side effects and make the experience less difficult for you.
At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa are compassionate surgeons who take the safety and comfort of their patient into consideration. If you have questions regarding a breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy, contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery by calling 602-513-8133.
If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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