Follow Up

After treatment has finished, patients will be asked to come back up to the hospital for a check-up. 

Patients should go to their GP or specialist doctor for advice if they have a symptom between follow-up visits they cannot explain which last more than a week or is not getting better.

A Consultant and/or Breast Care Nurse will explain follow up services to patients after their cancer treatment. The type of follow up will depend on the individual circumstances of each patient.

Self Directed Aftercare

There is a new model of follow up for breast cancer patients which is called 'self directed aftercare'. Once treatment for breast cancer is complete, some patients may be able to take part in Supported ‘Self Directed Aftercare’ arrangements. This allows individuals to take responsibility for and control of their own healthcare.

A doctor or nurse will discuss this with a patient if it is appropriate.