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My treatment for colon cancer is over. What should I know about follow-up care?

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Now that your treatment for colon cancer is over, you'll need good follow-up care in order to live a full and healthy life. That means regular checkups with your oncologist and primary care doctor to help you maintain the progress you've made.

From: Follow-up Care After Colon Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What happens after treatment for colorectal cancer?"

American Cancer Society: "If treatment for colorectal cancer stops working."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Colon and Rectal Cancer."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Taking Charge of Follow-Up Care."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What happens after treatment for colorectal cancer?"

American Cancer Society: "If treatment for colorectal cancer stops working."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Colon and Rectal Cancer."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Taking Charge of Follow-Up Care."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 04, 2018

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