What happens at breast cancer follow-up appointments?
Your doctor will check for return of the breast cancer. Also, check-ups help detect health problems that can result from cancer treatment.
Check-ups usually include an exam of the neck, underarm, chest, and breast areas. Since a new breast cancer may develop, you should continue to have regular mammograms. You probably won't need a mammogram of a reconstructed breast or if you had a mastectomy without reconstruction. Your doctor may order other imaging procedures or lab tests.