I was dx in May 08 and am still seeing the onc. I see her every 12 months and the BS every 12 months, so I see someone every 6 months. I find that reassuring. It's like safety net.
I was discharged from my Onc in march, I finished chemo in nov 2010 and rads in jan 2011. I was discharged into the care of my bcn so she is always there if I have a problem and she can get me into see someone if I need to. I've got 4 1/2 years left on tamoxifen and found my gp to be great if I have a problem - went this week about night sweats.
I was DX in August 08 and saw my onc regularly until the end of rads. Now I have an appointment every year and am told I will untill I reach the magic 5years
Hi Caroline, there is a thread on follow up which might be of interest to you in this regard. http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=167&t=33053&p=572897#p572897
I was discharged from oncology at the end of my rads and all my follow-up is via the breast clinic at six month intervals for five years then (if all is well) annual for another five.
Hope you find some helpful responses
I was diagnosed in October 2009 and have had chemo, rads and 9 herceptin. I did not complete the full 18 doses of herceptin as my heart was damaged. Last December I was discharged from oncology, so now I am only having my annual checks at Breast Care (different hospital)
I am just wondering how soon anyone else was discharged from oncology. I am still on tamoxifen for another 4 years. I am not sure who will say when to stop taking it - my gp or is it just down to me? If I have problems with the tamoxifen who do I talk to?
I know I should have asked these questions at the time of my discharge, but I was just so happy to not have to go back that I didn't think about the consequences.