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9/12/2017Hello Lillie - I am 7 years out Stage 1a (chemo,rad,lump,AI's) er/pr+ her2-. My surgeon rotates every 6 months between mammo, sono, MRI. For whatever reason I actually missed my last scan so now it's been 12 months and I am afraid. I was DX'ed at 40 and she wants me scanned and seen every 6 months. What is typical follow-up? I also see my oncologist every 4 months. Like I said I am afraid that I missed the 6 month. And of course I've had a headache for 5 days and assume the worst. You're never the same after a DX of BC. As you know, you are part of my team. Thank you for being with me every step of the way.
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9/13/2017You poor dear. you are going to have eyeball pain, knee pain, ear pain, toe pain and think it is all breast cancer. so standard of care is annual breast imaging. And at this point you should no longer even be seeing your surgeon. if you have completed hormonal therapy then you actually don't need to see the medical oncologist either! your PCP and gyn doctors should be your breast cancer survivor provides at this point due to being stage 1a with great prognostic factors. I hope your upcoming imaging studies look great. don't worry. Lillie

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