A Young Woman’s Guide To Breast Surgery

Follow-up appointments

After breast surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment with the consultant just to check everything is ok. A biopsy will be carried out on the lump, or in the case of a mastectomy, breast tissue that was removed and you will be given the results. If the lump was benign, you will probably not need any further appointments but will be advised to keep self-examining your breasts.

If you had a phyllodes tumour or breast cancer, you will probably have regular follow-up appointments. These could be every three months, every six months or once a year depending on the diagnosis. You may also need further treatment like radiotherapy, chemotherapy or drugs like Tamoxifen which targets breast cancer tumours with hormone positive receptors. You may also be offered counselling, either at the hospital or via your GP.


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