After completing treatment for breast cancer, it is important to continue to see your doctor on a regular basis. Experts recommend that follow up care after cancer should include the following:
- Physical exams
- Bone health tests
- Pelvic exams
While it may be hard to want to continue to see your doctors, it is important to maintain your health, manage side effects and medications, and monitor for reoccurrence. Your physician will tell you the number of times per year that they would like you to come back. These visits also help provide you with continuing support resources.
You may feel depressed after completing treatment and anxious that your cancer could return. Your physician can suggest support groups, provide education, or recommend medication to help. Additionally, long term impacts of treatment may cause concerns and the doctor will be able to speak to you about them.
Touro’s Supportive Cancer Care Center
Touro offers supportive care as a part of our comprehensive cancer program. The Touro Supportive Cancer Care Center offers mental, emotional, spiritual and social support following diagnosis, treatment and beyond. The programs and services are just as important towards staying healthy and follow up medical care after treatment. These services are also complimentary to our Touro patients and their family members, with no additional costs.
The goal of this center is to serve as an addition to our cancer and continuing medical services. With this center and the team dedicated towards working here, we hope to provide and better help our patients who are struggling with the transition to post treatment care.
You do not have to go through this experience or your experience afterwards alone. If you have additional questions about the center, visit our website or give us a call at (504) 897-8678.