i am going for my first check up after breast cancer what can i expect?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
...There are five important things that could happen:-
1)The cancer can be in complete remission,
2)A few lymphnodes could still be palpable in the axillary area,
3)Or the tumor could be in partial remission i.e. just a small part of the small tumor could be still active warranting further chemo or surgery,
4)If there is no evidence of active tumor the physician/ surgeon could advise for breast reconstruction if it has been heavily scarred/decreased in appropriate size or unequal in the 2 sides.
5)The doctor will advise for a few tests like mammography/Chest xray/USG of breast/CT scan prior to the above
It all depends though on how your breast looks or feels in the clinical exam.