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!
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 !0
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