To answer the questions on the BCT Health History Form, you will need the following information regarding your diagnosis and treatment:
Ask your doctor for the following:
- Pathology Report: The pathology report explains precisely what the pathologist saw in the tumor tissue. Learn how to read a pathology report.
- Breast Cancer Staging Information: Breast cancer staging ranges from stage 0 (DCIS) to stage IV (metastatic disease). The cancer’s stage is based on the tumor’s size and how far the cancer has spread. Learn more about staging.
- Imaging Reports: The most common imaging tests are mammography, ultrasound, bone scans, CT, MRI, and PET scans. Learn more about imaging reports.
Your Breast Cancer Treatment or Survivorship Plan
If you received a treatment summary or survivorship care plan from your doctor, it may provide all of the information you need to complete the BCT Health History Form.
Make A Plan
The American Society for Clinical Oncology has developed materials that patients and doctors can use to develop treatment summaries and survivorship care plans. You can get these forms here