The results of your pathology report should be available in a week or two. At the follow-up visit after your surgery, your doctor will explain the report. If you need more treatment, your doctor may recommend:

  • More surgery if the margins around your tumor weren't cancer-free
  • A medical oncologist to discuss other forms of treatment after the operation, such as hormone therapy if your cancer is sensitive to hormones or chemotherapy or both
  • A radiation oncologist to discuss radiation treatments, which are typically recommended after lumpectomy
  • A counselor or support group to help you cope with having breast cancer
Oct. 28, 2011