Similar to other cancers, there is often a fear breast cancer will return, and in some individuals, the cancer will never go away completely. Therefore, it is key to maintain follow-up appointments for physicians to watch closely. These include consistent doctor appointments, mammograms, pelvic exams, bone density tests, as well as we blood and imaging tests.

Survivorship care plans, comprised of a suggested schedule for follow-ups, a list of long-term effects, lifestyle modification suggestions and a summary of ones diagnosis, may be very helpful for long-term care and to aid individuals in transitioning back to a primary care provider.