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.

Meet the Surgeon

Trevor Smith MBChB FCS

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