Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have any symptoms of breast cancer that last for more than 1 to 2 weeks, such as:
- A lump or sore in your breast or on your chest wall.
- Swelling in the armpit or neck.
- Swelling of the arm.
- Bone pain, especially in the back or hips.
- Shortness of breath or a cough.
- Loss of appetite.
- Extreme tiredness.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Recurrent headaches.
Who to see
If you have received treatment for breast cancer, health professionals who can evaluate new problems include a:
- Reference Medical oncologist Opens New Window.
- Reference Radiation oncologist Opens New Window.
- Reference Surgeon Opens New Window.
- Reference Family medicine doctor Opens New Window.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology