Successful treatment of your cancer is the first step toward a healthy future. Now you can begin a follow-up program. This lifelong program should include visits to your healthcare provider, mammograms, and breast self-exams. Maintaining each part of this program will help give you peace of mind as you begin your life after treatment.
Even after treatment, your doctor will want to watch your health closely. See your doctor as directed. You may be asked to come in twice a year or more. Other members of your healthcare team will also want to see you. At these visits, report any changes in your breasts or problems with your general health.
Your doctor will tell you how often to have mammograms. During your appointment, extra x-rays may be taken. There is no need for concern. This is common after treatment for breast cancer.
Be sure to do monthly breast self-exams. If you've had breast surgery or treatment, your breasts probably look and feel different. Ask your doctor how to do the exams and what to look for. Remember to check:
Both the left and right side of the chest.
The skin over the chest wall.
Any incisions or scars.
Above and below the collarbone.
The entire chest wall, down to the bottom of the ribs.
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2003-06-01T00:00:00-06:00
Dr. Marsha Bornt started seeing me when I was in my early twenties (20 years ago). After seeing many doctors, she was the 1st doctor to diagnose me with endometriosis. I went on to have many laparoscopies with her over the years. In my thirties I moved about 45-50 min away from Apple Hill, so I ended up seeing another doctor who performed another laparoscopy...
Staff was very friendly and professional. I had a few questions that the doctor was more than happy to answer for me. I got all that needed to be done in a very timely manner. I was very pleased with my visit. Trying to find a parking spot was very frustrating though. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
I am always glad to meet with Dr. Bornt. She is very pleasant and makes sure she has answered all your questions or concerns. She is very thorough in her approach about your medical history . . .wants only the best for you as her patient.