AFTER BREAST SURGERY
to these questions will help you play an active role in
there special exercises I should be doing? What type do
you recommend? How long should I continue them?
there any precautions I should take? For example, if lymph
nodes were removed, should I avoid getting shots, shaving,
having my blood pressure taken, blood drawn or having cuticles
cut during manicures on the affected arm?
will I be able to get back to my normal routine (such as
driving, returning to work, etc.)?
problems, specifically, should I report to you?
can I get a copy of the hospital pathology report of my
surgery and lymph node analysis for my records?
is lymphedema? What precautions do I take to avoid it?
can I find a breast cancer support group?
Answers to these questions below will help you prepare for
follow-up visits to the doctor.
additional therapy is being considered, can you refer me
to a medical oncologist?
the additional therapy is completed, who will be responsible
for my follow-up care? How often should I return for an
exam? For lab tests or x-rays?
tests will be done at these times?
What will the tests tell us?
kind of physician should I see for my long-term follow-up