Breast Cancer | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Am I at risk for breast cancer?
  • Should I have genetic testing to find out whether I have the breast cancer gene?
  • I have the breast cancer gene. Should I talk to my family members about getting tested to find out whether they have it, too?
  • I found something when I did my breast self-exam. What should I do now?
  • How often should I have mammograms?
  • I have breast cancer. What are my treatment options?
  • How often should I do breast self-exams?
  • I have breast cancer. Is my daughter more likely to have it, too?


Screening for Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer by TC Rosenthal, SM Puck (American Family Physician January 01, 1999,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 01/99