Oct 26, 2012 - 7:26 pm
I was diagnosed with DCIS almost a month ago. Even after the initial shock began to go away, just dealing with all the information being thrown at me was incredibly overwhelming! I'm still in that phase of what seems like never-ending consultations and second opinions with so much information to digest. I’ve started trying to prepare for those consultation visits a little more now - putting together a list of questions, asking my husband to come with me, etc... I was hoping to get some advice/tips on preparing for visits. What have people found helpful?
I’ve done a little bit of research about this online and there’s definitely a few things out there... this site called Navigating Cancer seems like it might be useful, and there’s also this iPhone app called Avva Ask which I just came across. Seems pretty new and unproven, but it’s supposed to help breast cancer patients prepare for visits. Has anyone used any online tools like this and found them helpful? I’d really appreciate any advice. I'm on the younger side and feel pretty comfortable using computers, so if people have had good experiences using these kinds of things before it would definitely encourage me to try them out. Thanks!!