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What is the follow-up care when your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is in remission?

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Your oncologists will set your schedule based on your specific needs. But an average appointment routine for cancer that’s not active might look like this:

At some point after the 5-year mark, your oncologist may suggest that you get routine care from your primary care doctor instead of appointments with a specialist.

  • Every 2 to 6 months for the first year or two after remission
  • Every 6 to 12 months in the third through fifth years after remission.
  • Once a year if it's more than 5 years since remission

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Follow-up Care After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Armitage, J.O. , February 2012. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dryver, E.T. , August 2003. British Journal of Cancer

Elis, A. , January 2002. American Journal of Hematology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Follow-up Care After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Armitage, J.O. , February 2012. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dryver, E.T. , August 2003. British Journal of Cancer

Elis, A. , January 2002. American Journal of Hematology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

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