You will need regular checkups (such as every 3 to 6 months) after treatment for breast cancer. Check ups help ensure that any changes in your health are noted and treated if needed.
Checkups help detect:
- Breast cancer that comes back after treatment. Breast cancer may return in the breast or chest wall. Or it may return in any other part of the body, such as the bones, liver , lungs or brain.
- Health problems that can result from cancer treatment.
- A new breast cancer
Complicated and Simple
Treating breast cancer is complex. The best results come from expert evaluations of each patient’s medical situation and personal preferences. But you don’t have to be an expert to take action against breast cancer. In fact, simple things can help the most: lead a healthy lifestyle, get regular breast exams and practice breast awareness. Above all get your mammograms