What to ask when you see doctor for result of surgery

My mum is seeing her breast surgeon this week to get the result of her surgery. Just wanted some advice on whether there’s anything specific she should or need to ask? Is it enough just to find out whether the surgery was successful and if they got a clear margin?
Thank you.

Hi Kat,

I am sure your fellow forum users will be along soon with advice on what to ask when you go to see your mum’s surgeon, but your mum may be give a copy of her pathology results so I have put for you below the link to BCC’s publication Understanding your pathology results, which you might find helpful.


Take care,

Jo, Moderator