According to a review of more than 172 000 patient records women with breast cancer should start post operative chemo when recommended within four months of their cancer diagnosis waiting. The best way to help yourself during this waiting period is to find out from your doctor in advance when you are likely to get a phone call and how the information will be given to you.
They then looked at wait times to surgery and survival rates at five different intervals.
How long does it take to get over breast cancer surgery. The results of your pathology report will probably be ready 3 to 7 days after your surgery. Most women can start driving again 10 to 14 days after surgery. A wait of less than 30 days a wait time of 31 to 60 days a wait time of 61 to 90 days a wait time of 91 to 120 days and a wait time of 121 to 180 days.
All of the people had early stage non metastatic breast cancer with surgery as their first treatment. This period of waiting may be one of the hardest you will face.