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posted by Sunnyshe
09 June 2023


Last reply: 14 June 2023 23:52

Hi, I'm currently on hormone treatment for estrogen positive breast cancer, I am post surgery and radiotherapy treatment, I will be meeting with my Oncologist and surgeon as part of my follow-up care, I never seem to know what to ask, and I'm wondering if anyone could suggest what information I may need to ask about going forward? I know my follow on care will be an annual mammogram, but is there any other follow-up care I should be having that I may need to request? Any advice would be very much appreciated.



commented by Cancer Nurse
14 June 2023

14 June 2023 13:13


Hi , Thank you posting on Online Community regarding follow up care questions. When you meet the team for follow up the are interested in how you are experiencing the hormone therapy and if you have new symptoms eg pain that may need to be checked . The doctor will also be reporting to you on the blood results taken before your appointment. If there is nothing to report then you will be given a plan for your next appointment.  

I have also included a link to our life after cancer page . You may find some of our offerings helpful , such as our Survivor Support Volunteers. You may find it helpful to talk with one of our trained volunteers and share your experience and concerns.  You are also welcome to phone us anytime on the Cancer Support line on 1800200700 . The post treatment phase is another adjustment that can cause increased distress.

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Keep well

Cancer Nurse

commented by lotusflower
14 June 2023

14 June 2023 23:52

Hi, I had the same treatment as you and have been on Letrozole for the past year. Like you I didn’t know what to ask, and when the treatment is over (surgery & rad) I did feel at a bit of a loss and that I should be doing something else. I think eat well, exercise where possible & I started yoga which is great. I work full time so it is hard to have an opportunity to call the cancer support line as I often feel it would be helpful to have someone who understands to chat to, so if you have time perhaps call & speak to a volunteer I think that must be really helpful. All the best, I hope everything continues to go smoothly x

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