What Do I Do Next?

A suggested schedule of follow-up includes an appointment every three months for the first two years, then every six months until five years. After five years, you will be seen once a year.

Regular mammograms once a year are recommended on the remaining breast if you have had a mastectomy.

Talk with your doctor if you have any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • A new lump in the breast or under the arm
  • Thickening of scar on the chest wall
  • Weight loss
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Bone pain or fractures
  • Headaches or seizures
  • Shortness of breath

Please contact your breast care nurse if you have any questions or queries.


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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