After Breast Cancer treatment, what next?
I am wondering what type of follow-up care is done after you have finished your breast cancer treatment?
I am looking forward to spring and being does with treatments but anxious about what happens next. I am sure this varies depending on your type of cancer and what clinic you are receiving your treatment at. I have ER/PR+ , HER- breast cancer with 2 positive lymph nodes. I had a lumpectomy and the two lymph nodes removed in Sept 2018 and have one chemo treatment left and then I will start radiation at Mayo Rochester.
I will ask these questions to oncologist on next visit, but would like to know what post treatment care people have received so I can ask right questions.
Some of questions I have are?
– Do your continue to see your oncologist after treatment is done or does you primary care physician take care of treating side effects and answer questions once done with treatment?
– If I decide to take hormone therapy after treatment, does oncologist or primary care doctor monitor?
– How often do you have mammograms? Do you just get screening mammograms or does your doctor order other screening tests?
– Are there tests that they run to make sure cancer has not spread to other parts of your body or additional lymph nodes?
Thanks for your input