- What happens after treatment for breast cancer?
- Lymphedema after breast cancer treatment
- Emotional aspects of breast cancer
- Body image after breast cancer treatment
- Sexuality after breast cancer
- Pregnancy after breast cancer
- Post-menopausal hormone therapy after breast cancer
- Seeing a new doctor after breast cancer treatment
- Can I get another cancer after having breast cancer?
- Lifestyle changes after breast cancer treatment
- If treatment for breast cancer stops working
Seeing a new doctor after breast cancer treatment
At some point after your cancer diagnosis and treatment, you may find yourself seeing a new doctor who does not know anything about your medical history. It is important that you be able to give your new doctor the details of your diagnosis and treatment. Gathering these details soon after treatment may be easier than trying to get them at some point in the future. Make sure you have the following information handy:
- A copy of your pathology report(s) from any biopsies or surgeries
- If you had surgery, a copy of your operative report(s)
- If you were in the hospital, a copy of the discharge summary that doctors prepare when patients are sent home
- If you had radiation therapy, a copy of your treatment summary
- If you had systemic therapy (hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy), a list of your drugs, drug doses, and when you took them
The doctor may want copies of this information for his records, but always keep copies for yourself.
Last Medical Review: 09/25/2014
Last Revised: 01/15/2016