Brain Cancer (cont.)
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Brain Cancer Follow-up
Once a brain tumor is diagnosed, the patient needs to be very careful to keep all appointments with consultants and the primary health-care provider. In general, people with brain cancer are at increased risk for additional medical problems and, potentially, reoccurrence or worsening of their symptoms. Survivor care plans summarizing both the treatments a patient has received and recommendations for follow up and symptom management should be requested of the treating doctors.
After treatment, patients will be returning for follow-up visits with their cancer team members. A schedule of follow-up checkups and tests will be recommended. The purpose of this follow-up is to ensure that any recurrence of cancer or any long-term effect of the treatment is identified promptly so that it can be treated right away.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014
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