After treatment, you’ll usually have regular check-ups and yearly mammograms. Your appointments will be every few months at first, but eventually they may be once a year. Appointments are a good opportunity for you to talk to your doctor or nurse about any concerns you have. If you notice any new symptoms between appointments, you can contact your doctor or nurse for advice.
Instead of routine appointments, some women are given information on what to look out for by their breast care nurse. They are asked to contact their nurse or cancer specialist if there’s anything they’re worried about. Some women may have their follow-up appointments at a nurse-led clinic and only see their cancer specialist if something needs to be checked further.
Many women find they get anxious for a while before the appointments. This is natural. It can help to get support from family, friends or one of the organisations listed on our database. You can also contact the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.