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Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, there are several key questions about how your treatment may affect your heart that you should ask your health care professional during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have talked about major risk factors so that you can stay as healthy as possible.

  • What is the HER2 status of my cancer?
  • Would I benefit from a HER2-targeted therapy?
  • What other treatments will I receive for my tumor?
  • What are my risk factors for heart damage?
  • What type of monitoring of my heart function will I receive?
  • Should I see a cardiologist or cardio-oncologist?
  • What steps can I take to help reduce my risk of developing cardiotoxicity?
  • What symptoms might be a sign of cardiotoxicity? When should I call my cancer team right away?
  • Last Edited 02/28/2018