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.
You find a lump in your breast. You report it to your doctor, and a mammogram becomes an MRI, then a biopsy, then a diagnosis: breast cancer.What’s your next move?You do what your doctor tells you. You set up appointments at your local hospital with a surgeon to remove the tumor, and an oncologist to direct your treatment. You plunge in:…