After treatment for colorectal cancer ends, talk with your doctor about developing a follow-up care plan. This plan may include regular physical examinations and/or medical tests to monitor your recovery for the coming months and years. Get specific recommendations for follow-up care for colorectal cancer.  In addition, ASCO offers cancer treatment summary forms  to help keep track of the colorectal cancer treatment you received and develop a survivorship care plan once treatment ends.
People recovering from colorectal cancer are encouraged to follow established guidelines for good health, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a balanced diet, and having recommended cancer screening tests. Talk with your doctor to develop a plan that is best for your needs. Moderate exercise can help rebuild your strength and energy level. Your doctor can help you create a safe exercise plan based upon your needs, physical abilities, and fitness level. Learn more about the next steps to take in survivorship , including making positive lifestyle changes .
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