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Follow Up after Treatment for Breast Cancer
After receiving the treatment for breast cancer, you will have regular check-ups that include physical examination and mammogram. Initially these will be very frequent, but eventually you may be seen only once a year.
Follow-up care is very important following treatment of breast cancer. The purpose of the follow-up is to take care of your emotional and physical well-being and reduce the risk of recurrence.
It is quite natural for a woman to get anxious for a while before or during the follow-up appointments.
During the follow-up visits, the surgeon will ask questions about any problems you may have and perform physical examination of your breasts. Your doctor will also look for any signs of recurrence and side effects of the treatment.
Follow-up appointment schedule varies depending on the type of treatment undergone.
Dr. April Maddux’s practice has evolved significantly over the years with increasing focus on surgical treatment of breast cancer and preventive/prophylactic surgery for high-risk individuals. Urgent appointments can be made for patients with a confirmed or strongly suspected diagnosis of breast cancer; however, our capacity to offer appointments to patients with benign lesions or symptoms not suspicious for breast cancer is very limited.
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