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Breast Cancer (cont.)

Follow-up

People who have been diagnosed with breast cancer need careful follow-up care for life. Initial follow-up care after completion of treatment is usually every three to six months for the first two to three years.

  • This most often includes careful breast examination, mammography, blood work, and, possibly, a chest X-ray or other studies.
  • Other tests, such as bone scans or CT scans, are done as needed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/3/2014

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