I had the same chemo treatment as you. I finished chemo on June 6. While I'm not 100% sure of what your oncologist will do, I can tell you what will be happening with me.
Four weeks after chemo, I saw my oncologist again and blood work was done again. During the interim I had been sent to the radiation oncologist for a consultation and to have the radiation prep work done. The mold was made for my arm and head, I got my tattoos, etc. I also had another MUGA done and my six-month mammogram was ordered. While that was painful, I did learn that I am still NED.
All of this was done before my first follow-up visit with my medical oncologist. When I met with him, he told me my heart was doing better than pre-chemo and everything was looking good. Since I am a TN, I would be seeing him every three months for two years. After that, I'd be seeing him every six months for the next three years. This sudden ending of treatment can be scary for a lot of TN's so he was quick to tell me that if I could still contact him or come in to see him if I had any questions, problems or concerns. That was reassuring for me actually as I did not feel like I'd been sent out to ride the cancer sea on my own!
My onc does not do blood marker tests. If I really wanted them, he'd do them. However, he explained about the high number of false positives, the screenings for something that likely is not there and the stress that involves. For the most part, it sounds like these tests generally aren't recommended as they are loose cannons.
I will be having mammograms every six months. If I recall correctly, I will also be having MRI's annually. Otherwise, that's it.
There's no evidence cancer has returned since my surgery in January so I am hopeful chemo/radiation has done it's job. It better after everything it put me through!
I agree, perhaps being TN is not such a bad thing. Hormone blockers really do not sound like fun and I'm not really having any trouble at all with the chemo-induced menopause. It didn't happen until the very end of chemo and I have so few symptoms of it other than the big one that I have a feeling that too shall return, even at my age. All of the other women in my family for at least three generations have gone until their mid to late 50's and I have a feeling I'll be in that group as well.
Personally, I think Triple Negative is a terrible name. It suggests nothing but gloom and doom and I just don't think that accurately portrays us!
Diagnosed at age 47
DX: 12/13/07 IDC Stage IIa Grade 3 3.5 cm TN
Lumpectomy 1/30/08 SNB neg
Chemo-2/29/08: 4 A/C 4 Taxol-Done 6/6/08! NED!
33 Rads 7/7/08-8/20/08 Done!
12/10/09 Now Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Survivor!