Post Treatment

After your treatment has ended, you will be asked to attend follow-up appointments which involve regular medical checkups that include a review of your medical history and examinations. Follow-up care may include other test such as imaging procedures and blood tests.

These follow-up appointments are important as they can help to identify changes in health and possible recurrence. Follow-up care also deals with ongoing problems due to cancer or its treatment, and check for physical and psychosocial effects that may develop months to years after treatment ends.

The frequency of follow-up care depends on the type of cancer, the type of treatment received, and the person’s overall health, including possible Side Effects of Treatment. Please also find more information on Late Effects here.

Some people experience feelings of stress, anxiety or depression during and/or after treatment and find it useful to speak to someone about how they are feeling – this can be friends, family, psychologists, counsellors, health professionals and other patients. For more information on how to cope with cancer and your feelings.

For information and advive about returning to school or college please visit back to education. Or for more information on returning to work, click here.

For more information on adjusting to life after cancer treatment, click here.