American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer

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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer

Description

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Regular visits with your doctor
  • Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Followup care recommendations for colorectal cancer by years after treatment
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor

Developer:

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Funding Sources:

American Society of Clinical Oncology

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 02/20/13

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