Post-Surgery follow-up: How frequently did you have follow-up?
Ten months ago I had a lumpectomy, that according to the pathology report removed a 2mm dcis tumor, with 8mm clean margins. At my 6 month follow-up diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound, the results showed that an area “ is favored to represent evolving postsurgical collection. Short-term follow-up ultrasound in 3 months is recommended. BI-RADS 3: Probably benign.” No problem, after 3 months, I had another ultrasound, with the same results, “favored to represent evolving postoperative change/collection. Short-term follow-up ultrasound in 3 months is recommended. BI-RADS 3: Probably benign.”
Is this normal to have so many follow-ups? Should I be looking to have my imaging done at another center, to get a second opinion? The same doctor is interpreting the results each time.