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To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed evidence-based recommendations for follow-up care for patients with breast cancer. In 2012, ASCO reviewed the results of new research studies, and no changes to the recommendations were needed based on the current research findings. This guide for patients explains the ASCO recommendations.
- Follow-up care for breast cancer includes managing the short-term side effects of treatment and watching for long-term side effects or a return of the cancer.
- ASCO’s recommendations for follow-up care include regular visits to your doctor and mammography.
- People with breast cancer should talk with their doctors about a follow-up care plan and how to coordinate this care between the oncologist and their primary care or family doctor.