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You and your doctor will work together to develop a schedule of follow-up visits. Your schedule may include a physical exam with your doctor every 6 to 12 months, as well as a mammogram and/or another imaging study every 12 months.

If you are taking tamoxifen, you should have a physical exam and have your medical history taken by a gynecologist every year, because this medication can increase the risk of cancer of the uterus. Any unusual symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding, should be reported immediately to your doctor. (If you have had your uterus removed, this recommendation does not apply to you.)

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