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Follow up care -Stage II rectal cancer

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Joined: Sep 2012

Hello all,
I was diagnosed with stage 2 T3 rectal cancer back in January of this year and since then have undergone chemo and radiation along with 3 surgeries to remove the tumor, ileostomy and then reversal.

I wanted to know what is the exact follow up care that anyone with the above staging is receiving every 3, 6 months and afterr 1 year, 3 years and 5 years.

Any help would be appreciated.


Posts: 64
Joined: Sep 2011

I was diagnosed in April 2010 had radiation surgery then chemo which ended in December of 2010. I had my first follow up scan in Jan of 2011. I go in every 3 months for Bloodwork and CEA. I go for yearly scans. My last scan was clear and I'm still on 3 month schedule! My next scan will be in Jan 2013 and if all is well I think they said I can start coming every 6 months. I hope this helps!

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