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How often should one see the oncologist to monitor inflammatory breast cancer upon treatment completion?

Rebecca Corbit Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer over 8 years
  • Kris Shortridge Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was diagnosed with IBC in July 2008. I finished treatment in oct 2009. I was seeing my onc every 4 weeks and she just recently changed it to every 8 weeks. I get scans every year also. Some dr's dont do scans unless the patient has symptoms though. It is very important that this disease be watched after treatment is finished, as it has a very high rate of reoccurrence
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    • Rebecca Corbit Profile
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for your info.! We just met with a new oncologist who will see my mom every 3 months.

      over 8 years Flag
  • Carmen Estrada Lundy Profile
    Stage 4 Patient
    I didn't know that with IBC there is actually a treatment completion. I have been in treatment for 18 months with no end in sight. I would think follow up initially every three months, then move to 6 months after first year if you're in remission. Just my thought.
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