Follow up care after completion of surgery, chemo/rad

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.


  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member
    good question
    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!!

  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
    Way to go
    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