Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent (cont.)
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There is no sure way to prevent colorectal cancer from returning or showing up in other parts of your body. After you have had it, your risk of having it again increases. When it comes back, it is called metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. It often comes back after surgery, especially if it was not discovered when it was in an early stage.2
But there are lifestyle changes that can help you after treatment. Research shows that these things may help:3
Initial treatment for colorectal cancer is followed by regular doctor visits and screening to help catch the cancer if it returns.
The frequency of your follow-up visits and how often you have more tests will depend on your general health and the type of colorectal cancer you had. As part of your follow-up visits, you may have:
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