After treatment, you may have regular check-ups and yearly mammograms. At first your appointments may be every few months, but eventually they may be once a year. If you notice any new symptoms between appointments, it’s important to contact your doctor or nurse for advice. You will be given contact numbers so that you don’t have to wait until your next appointment to do this.
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 is anything they are 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 feel anxious for a while once treatment ends. 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 our cancer support specialists on 0808 808 00 00.
Although you will have yearly mammograms, it’s still a good idea to be aware of what’s 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’s 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.