Follow up after breast cancer treatment

These visits are important for the following reasons:

  • Ensure full mobilisation and return to normal activities and monitor for problems with shoulder stiffness or swelling of arm.
  • Monitor for side effects of treatment.
  • Discuss any new information that may affect your care.
  • Check for local recurrence of cancer in the breast. Ultrasound assisted clinical examination is useful.
  • Check for development of a second tumour in the other breast.
  • Audit - it is important to record how effective treatment has been any complications that may occur.
 
Breast Care Book

Comprehensive Information and
advice on all aspects
of breast care.

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