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Follow up care after completion of surgery, chemo/rad

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Joined: Sep 2012

I was diagnosed with stage 2 T3 rectal cancer back in January 2012. I have completed Chemo/rad and 3 surgeries and hopefully done with everything.

I wanted to find out what kind of follow up care, checkups are needed to catch any reoccurence.

Any help would be appreciated.

Posts: 1961
Joined: Aug 2003

First of all, congratulations on having completed your treatment!! That's wonderful.

I think follow-up varies a lot. I believe I had a scan (PET or MRI) every 3 months for the first year then every 6 months after that. Saw oncologist for check up (physical) ?? once a month.

Did your oncologist/team not discuss follow-up with you?

Others may have different follow-up experiences

Best wishes -- may you remain clear forever!!


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Joined: Sep 2011

Great news!!! I know my mom goes for blood work every 3 months and sees the onc at the same time. Pray you never have any recurance. Jeff

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