After Colon Cancer Surgery, Follow-Up Visits Help Keep Recurrence at Bay.
When a patient is diagnosed with early-stage colon cancer, we start talking right away about how to keep it from coming back after treatment.
By far, staying on track with follow-up appointments is the most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence. The earlier colon cancer is diagnosed—whether it’s a first diagnosis or the cancer returned after treatment—the better the chances of curing it.
Attending follow-up exams can give you peace of mind that you’re still cancer-free—and these visits give your doctor the chance to catch recurrent cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Every patient is unique, and your age, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition to cancer must be factored into your post-treatment care plan. Your St Mary's Health oncologists will tailor a follow-up plan based on your unique needs.
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