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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello?
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   you are an MD correct?
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
Doctor :   I believe, I can help you within my expertise.
User :   I am an undergraduate biological sciences major at a university in the US, and I am taking a class and I need to ask you a few questions regarding a hypothetical scenario involving a breast cancer patient
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they do not need to be detailed answers, just enough for as much time as we have left
User :   1. What is the initial visit like when you meet with a person being treated for breast cancer?
User :   2. When does you get involved in treatment and care of a person with breast cancer?
User :   3. What considerations do you make for continuity of care through the treatment?
Doctor :   Breast cancer is a chronic condition and the treatment and care involved depend on the type of cancer and its histopathological features.
Doctor :   This is also governed by other markers that include the age of the person, his general conditions, nutritional state, presence of other co morbid conditions such as infection or disease.
Doctor :   Most often the first time a person with breast cancer comes to a clinic is only when they have develop symptoms.
Doctor :   Unfortunately the cancer develops much earlier to this.
Doctor :   Treatment can be initiated in some cases as early as the first visit, or after few sets of investigations or in some occasions they may not need it at all.
Doctor :   Since this being a chronic condition, a proper follow up and continued treatment will be necessary.
Doctor :   Its rare to have reports of a patient with breast cancer or for that matter any other cancer not following up unless there is an event of death, however as a clinician, the motto behind treating the patient and
Doctor :   making sure that they do come for continued treatment is giving them a pain free life which they are able to sustain it without minimal assitance.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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