Stopping treatment after having breast cancer can be both liberating and terrifying. While it may be nice to end the treatments and medications and the side effects and complications that can go with them, it can also be scary to leave the almost constant care of doctors and the treatments that got you to the point where you are now. However, there is an increasing demand for continued care for survivors, not just patients, and oncologists are stepping up to take on this responsibility.
If you’re reading this, you almost certainly fit one of two profiles: either you have breast cancer (or are a caregiver for someone who has it); or you’re afraid you have breast cancer. You guys with cancer, you’ve heard plenty from me over the years; continue to read if you like, but this post’s not aimed at you. This time, I’m writing…