After Treatment

Follow-Up Care for Breast Cancer

December 7, 2015

To help doctors provide their patients with the highest quality care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides recommendations for follow-up care for women who have received treatment for breast cancer. This article combines recommendations updated in 2012 by ASCO and recommendations from ASCO and the American Cancer Society (ACS) developed in 2015.

Follow-Up Care for Prostate Cancer

February 9, 2015

To help doctors provide their patients with the highest quality care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued an endorsement of a guideline developed in 2014 by the American Cancer Society. This guideline provides recommendations for follow-up care for men who have received treatment for prostate cancer.

Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer

November 12, 2013

Key Messages:

  • The primary goal of follow-up care for colorectal cancer is early detection of cancer that has returned after treatment.
  • Follow-up care for colorectal cancer includes regular physical examinations, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) tests, computed tomography (CT) scans, and colonoscopy or rectosigmoidoscopy.
  • Talk with your doctor about your risk of having the cancer come back and an appropriate follow-up care plan for you.

The importance of follow-up care

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