The bottom line is that patients need to learn as much as possible when they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer and that includes pain management. Not all doctors are aware of the newest developments in this arena so if it falls outside of their particular area of expertise, it may become necessary for the patient to assist with their own treatment in this way.
If you take control of your life and your journey or allow your designee to do so, you will dramatically reduce your stress and enhance your recovery and that is what is most important. And if anyone has a problem with what will work best for you, that is too bad but you don't need to own their intrusion.
Whether you are dealing with breast cancer or any other cancer or major illness or situation in your life, talking about your journey is the only way that you can get the help or assistance that you need and you just might find that by your sharing, you can help someone else who is dealing with the same matters that you are.
Much of the dialogue around breast cancer tends to suggest a uniform type of disease, but those who have experienced this diagnosis first-hand or through a loved one know that there are many different kinds of breast cancer. And unfortunately through my own experiences, I learned about one of the most aggressive, deadly types: triple-negative breast cancer.