When treatment ends, you will have regular check-ups with your doctor or contact with your breast care nurse.

Having check-ups

After treatment, you will have regular check-ups and yearly mammograms. At first, your appointments may be every few months. But after a while, they may be once a year.

If you notice any new symptoms between appointments, it is important to contact your doctor or nurse for advice. They will give you contact numbers, so you do not have to wait until your next appointment.

Instead of routine appointments, your breast care nurse may give you information on what to look out for. They will ask you to contact them or your cancer specialist if there is anything you are worried about.

Some women may have their follow-up appointments at a nurse-led clinic. They only see their cancer specialist if something needs to be checked further.

Many women find they get anxious for a while once treatment ends. This is natural. It can help to get support from family, friends or a helpful organisation. You can also contact our cancer support specialists on 0808 808 00 00.

Be aware of changes

You will have yearly mammograms, but it is still a good idea to know what is now normal for you. Your treated breast will look and feel different, depending on the treatment you have had.

Your breast care nurse can tell you what you should expect and what to look out for. It is also important to be aware of what to look out for in your untreated breast.

If you notice anything unusual between appointments, contact your cancer specialist or breast care nurse straight away.

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