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Before your appointment with us, quickly and conveniently access patient forms from our practice.

Please bring your completed forms with you to our office at the time of your visit.

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

It is important to have a clear understanding of your surgical options before deciding on the best treatment plan for you. At Stone Oak Breast Surgery, we find that many patients do not know what types of questions to ask. We want to make sure you have all of the information you need, so we have put together a list of questions for you!

We encourage you to download this questionnaire in our easy-to-use form and bring it to your office visit.

Top Questions

  • What type of cancer do I have and how serious is it?
  • What are my surgical options, and why?
  • Am I a candidate for Hidden Scar nipple sparing mastectomy or Hidden Scar lumpectomy?
  • Are you trained in Hidden Scar procedures?
  • Is the cancer recurrence rate the same with skin sparing or nipple sparing mastectomy compared to a simple mastectomy?
  • After reconstruction will both of my breasts look the same?
  • What will my scars look like?

Additional Appointment Questions by Topic

Questions about your cancer

  • What type of cancer do I have?
  • How big is it?
  • Has it spread?

Questions about pre-operative treatment

  • Do I need a 2nd opinion?
  • What kind of treatment do I need?
  • Should I have a breast MRI?
  • Is my cancer genetic?
  • Do I need to be tested for breast cancer genes?
  • How quickly do I need surgery?

Questions about lumpectomy

  • If I have a lumpectomy, can the cancer come back in my breast?
  • Is lumpectomy as good as mastectomy?
  • Am I a candidate for a Hidden Scar lumpectomy?
  • Will I need lymph node surgery if I have a lumpectomy?
  • Will I get a big swollen arm if you take out my lymph nodes?
  • Are you trained in Hidden Scar Lumpectomy techniques?

Questions about mastectomy

  • Are there different kinds of mastectomies?
  • Can you save my nipple?
  • Am I a candidate for skin-sparing or nipple-sparing mastectomy?
  • Am I a candidate for Hidden Scar nipple-sparing mastectomy?
  • Are you trained in Hidden Scar Mastectomy techniques?
  • Can the cancer come back after mastectomy?

Questions about post-operative treatment

  • Is surgery all I need, or do I also need radiation and/or chemotherapy?
  • I have heard sometimes I need a 2nd operation. When would that happen to me?
  • Will I need plastic surgery?
  • Can I have reconstruction?
  • Who does the reconstruction?
  • What are the different types of reconstructions?
  • After the reconstruction will both of my breasts look the same?
  • What will my scars look like?

Questions about life after surgery

  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What do I do with my other breast? Is my other breast at risk of cancer?
  • When can I go back to work?
  • How often do I have to come back and have a follow-up?
  • Will I still need mammography every year?
  • When people look at me will they know I have had a mastectomy?
  • What will my scars look like?

Breast Patient Continuum of Care Map

At Stone Oak Breast Surgery, we understand that navigating the course of your treatment can be overwhelming. Below, we’ve provided a helpful Breast Patient Continuum of Care Map to help guide you. You can also access a downloadable and easily printable version here.