Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer
Follow-up care after treatment for colorectal cancer is very important. Regular checkups can help ensure that any changes in your health are noticed, and if the cancer returns, it can be treated as soon as possible.
How Is a Recurrence of Colorectal Cancer Detected?
As with any disease, early detection is important for successfully treating a recurring colorectal cancer. Being open with your doctor about any signs or symptoms, or changes in your health, will help him or her evaluate your risk for recurrent cancer. Open dialogue with your doctor also has other benefits, such as providing an opportunity to discuss prevention, diet, new treatments, and other health concerns.
The following are typical screening recommendations following treatment for colorectal cancer: