The biggest mistake you can make is to assume that your clinician or oncologist will understand everything that it will take to keep you alive. They may do their best, but you cannot make that assumption. Conventional doctors are there to treat your cancer; they do so with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Yet, these tools do nothing to change the environment in which our cancer was permitted to grow. I like to compare it to a leaky pipe. A leaky pipe leaves an ugly stain on your ceiling. Do you paint the stain and ignore the pipe? Of course not, so why treat a cancer without addressing the root cause of it? What made the pipe leak? Nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, inflammation, viruses, and mind-body issues such as chronic stress all contribute to breast cancer. You need to be your own lead researcher and advocate. Work with an integrative physician or a Naturopathic doctor who specializes in cancer, or find a coach to guide you. Find and correct the source of your leak. Do everything you need to do to enhance your survival and your quality of life.