Every cancer patient requires follow-up care. The type of care needed can vary widely from patient to patient. It is based on a number of factors, including your type of cancer, its behavior, the treatment you received and your current health.
The goals of follow-up care include:
- Checking for a recurrence of cancer or the spread of cancer to another part of your body.
- Evaluating you for the effects of your treatment. To help in that regard, your follow-up care may include physical exams, blood tests and imaging studies.
When you see your oncology team for follow-up care, be sure to mention any changes in your health and anything else that is causing you concern. Both cancer and its treatment can affect your health. Describing any issues you are experiencing helps your care team provide better care.
If you ever have questions between your follow-up visits, contact your oncologist or Wilmot’s Survivorship Coordinator at (585) 275-6956 or email email@example.com.