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What is recommended follow up after treatment is completed? I had bilateral mastectomy, 3 positive lymph nodes, underwent 4 doses of AC/cytoxin, and 12 doses taxol along with 7 weeks of radiation.

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Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama casi 3 años
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Angie, I think after all of that treatment, it's PART-TAY TIME! You have completed your treatment so celebrate. I don't know if you are going through reconstruction, if so, that process is probably on the horizon for you. I can only tell you how my care has been because it depends, specifically, on the type of breast cancer and the pathology report. Breast cancer treatment isn't the same for every breast cancer patient. Your appointments and follow-up care depend specifically on your type of cancer. I had follow-up appointments at 3 month intervals for the first year, at least. You will probably have a short physical with the usual blood pressure, weight, checking lymph nodes under your arms, checking your belly, & blood tests at those appointments. Your doctor will probably take a detailed history of how you have been feeling, and any unusual pain or anything unusual you have sensed. If yours was an estrogen-receptor positive cancer you will probably be taking one of the drugs that block estrogen for the next 5 years. You probably already have an appointment set up with your oncologist. Write down any questions that you have. In the meantime, rejoice at the return of your hair! My hair came back in curly and for 6 months, it was VERY cool! Get yourself healthy, try to get some exercise and enjoy your life!
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Awesome response Sharon. You also stay encouraged as our life's have truly changed after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Angie I ditto everything Sharon said and congratulations that you have competed all your treatments. You too stay...

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      Awesome response Sharon. You also stay encouraged as our life's have truly changed after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Angie I ditto everything Sharon said and congratulations that you have competed all your treatments. You too stay encouraged!! Love and Blessings to both of you!! Your Sister of Hope...

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Awesome response Sharon. You also stay encouraged as our life's have truly changed after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Angie I ditto everything Sharon said and congratulations that you have competed all your treatments. You too stay...

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      Awesome response Sharon. You also stay encouraged as our life's have truly changed after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Angie I ditto everything Sharon said and congratulations that you have competed all your treatments. You too stay encouraged!! Love and Blessings to both of you!! Your Sister of Hope...

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  • tammy douglas Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Angie, my treatment plan is identical to yours except I'm receiving the chemo part first (same drugs). I have six more treatments then bilateral mastectomy is planned very soon. Then six- eight weeks of radiation. After that is the big question? Then what? I will look forward to the answers you receive here. Congratulations on making it to the end of your treatments . Good luck !
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  • Mary Ann Dean Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Just finished almost identical treatment. Radiation was 35 treatments. Now on femeral and a study drug evolent Right now seeing dr at 3 month understand it will go to 6 months dependimg on how im doing
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