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Posted on 8/22/18 3:47 PM
I finished chemo for primary peritoneal carcinoma on Monday. I'm wondering what's next. How often are follow ups?
Beginning of the discussion - 8/22/18Finished Chemo https://www.carenity.us/forum/cancer/your-opinion-on-cancer-treatments/finished-chemo-381
Posted on 8/22/18 7:53 PM
I did not have the same type of cancer as you, so my follow-up may be different. Not sure. It may vary on type of cancer, but for breast, follow-up was roughly about every 3 months for the first two years. After that it spaced out to maybe 3 times a year. Hope this helps.
When is your next appointment? You should discuss this with the doctor and the team. Also, I would ask which doctor you will be seeing for follow-up care. I know in my scenario, that changed for me. I did not see the doctor I expected to see.
I would also ask about what, if any, tests will you be asked to undergo and any other questions that are on your mind. Make sure you ask away.
Posted on 8/23/18 1:15 AM
Thank you for your reply. I see my gynecological oncologist in two weeks and he will see me for the follow up appointments.
Posted on 8/23/18 3:49 AM
That is good that you are already aware of that. I felt like I was blind going into that part.
I would write out all the questions you have and ask the doctor.
Hope you are feeling well after chemo treatments.
Posted on 8/23/18 2:30 PM
Every time I see my oncologist I always have a list of questions for him. I am looking forward to my body getting back to normal after 8 months of chemo. I'm especially looking forward to getting back my hair, eye brows and eye lashes!
Posted on 10/6/18 1:26 AM
List of “20 questions to ask your oncologist” good set of questions they should (but may not want to) answer found on chreisbeatcancer.com
Posted on 10/6/18 1:27 AM
Posted on 10/24/18 12:10 AM
I was told by my doctor that it looked like I had pancreatic cancer this was two weeks ago but since then I have not been able to get him to return my calls, what do I do?
Posted on 10/25/18 2:27 AM
@benjan13 have you spoken to the office? Left messages? How long has it been?
Do you have an email?
Posted on 10/25/18 3:21 PM
Yes I have done all that and until yesterday I finally got an appointment for this morning, I will let you know what they say, thank you for caring.