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.
My recent mammogram told me I have "scattered fibroglandular density." Maybe your report used this term too. Should you be concerned? Probably not. As of January 2015, twenty-one states require radiologists to tell you if you have dense breasts. Many other states are considering similar legislation.…