In this post, breast cancer survivor and Forge contributor Kelly Klehm shares her breast cancer journey through the questions she asked herself along the way.
Is this really a lump?
Do I need to contact my doctor?
At what point in the checkup-testing-diagnosing process should I tell close friends and family?
When do I tell other people?
Who do I need to tell?
How do I tell people I have cancer?
How do I know if I should get a second opinion?
What questions do I need to ask?
How long has this been growing inside me?
Am I going to die?
What’s a support group like?
Should I participate in a clinical trial?
Should I ask my partner to come to appointments with me or is that too needy?
How do I keep doing life?
Do I opt for a single or double mastectomy?
How much am I supposed to question the doctors?
Does it look like I have cancer?
How should I deal with losing hair during chemotherapy?
How do I wear a headscarf and still try to be cute?
Should I take any advice from these Facebook groups?
Earring… how big is too big?
Should I ask to ring the chemo bell?
What do I do after a mastectomy?
When is the right time to schedule a mastectomy?
What’s right: reconstruction or flat?
How much research and reading is enough?
How much research is too much?