Hi there, my name is Brenda and I'm struggling with the question, are we ever cancer free? My journey started in October 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 3. I had a mastectomy with lymph nodes removed. At that time, the surgeon informed me that he removed "all the cancer" and proceeded to let my oncologist know. I received chemo, radiation, recently had my ovaries removed as my cancer is HER2+, Hercepton for a year and currently taking Exemestane. I have a scheduled appointment this month to remove my port. I found this strange because I haven't seen my oncologist since October 2016 and I thought he would send me for a scan just to make sure the cancer hasn't spread. But as my husband keeps telling me, my oncologist did tell me that I wouldn't be getting a scan unless I notice a change in my body. I'm just feeling a little frustrated, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!