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.
Credit: Thinkstock How do your doctors make decisions about your treatment plan? In large part, information from clinical trials tells them the best medicine and dosage for you. My oncologist and I read the results of clinical trials in order to decide on an aggressive radiation plan. As patients, we depend on clinical trial…