What you can expect after your treatment for breast cancer ends.

Follow-up treatments

After you have been treated for breast cancer, you and your breast care team should agree on a care plan. The purpose of follow-up is to detect and treat any local recurrence of breast cancer, deal with the side-effects of treatments and provide psychological support.

As part of your follow-up, you should be offered regular mammography. You will also be seen regularly by a breast care nurse or doctor for a few years (often around five) for a physical examination and to discuss any problems or concerns you may have.

If you’d like emotional support or advice from a nurse or counsellor, you may wish to visit the Breast Cancer Care website or call them on 0808 800 6000. If you’d like emotional support or financial advice, you may wish to visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website or call them on 0808 808 0000.

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Information last reviewed: 21 August 2013

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