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Post Treatment 6 months +

Show up for follow-up physical exams and tests.

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End of treatment is generally followed by a series of regular follow-up visits to your doctor. A typical schedule includes physical examinations and blood tests approximately like the following:

  • Every three or four months for the first one to three years
  • Examinations every six months until the end of five years
  • Then an exam once a year.

There will also likely be periodic imaging exams.

As with all doctor appointments, it is advisable to prepare for your appointments. For instance:

  • Keep track of your symptoms, if any. (We provide a Symptoms Chart to make it easier).
  • Keep track of questions as they arise so you don't forget them. (You can do that on our Prioritizer. Then, before you go to the appointment, you can reorder your questions to your priority with the click of a button.)

If you haven't already, learn how to maximize your time with your doctor. Survivorship A to Z provides guidelines as well as videos to help you learn how to communicate better.

It is also advisable to keep your own copy of your medical records for future reference.

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