• How long does your doctor follow you once you finished treatment?

    Asked by thestarr on Monday, October 1, 2012

    How long does your doctor follow you once you finished treatment?

    I do not have an oncologist as he left me during treatment. (long story) I see an ENT doctor but I don't think that I am getting the care that I need. What are your thoughts on this matter?

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    • Tracy's Avatar

      With Thyroid Cancer I see an Endocrinologist once a year because Thyroid cancer can return. I would find a Dr that I trust (and I am really picky about a Dr who will listen to what I say about my body) You need to have someone who you can talk to about this. There is so much that can be damaged in the throat during surgery and treatment, it needs to be followed. Feel free to contact me if you want to talk about your long story, I have heard a few. Tracy

      about 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer (Best Answer!)

      I personally think you should be seen by an Oncologist. I finished treatment back in March. I have follow up appointments every two months for the next two years and I think it changes to every three months for a year. My follow ups continue for 5 years. I'm sure your ENT is a good Doc but he's not an Oncologist. Good Luck to you!!

      about 4 years ago
    • Lillylung's Avatar

      I finished treatment last December (surgery, Chemo, Radiation) I am followed by both my Oncologist then Radiologist every 3 months for CT scan. I agree completely with Ticklingcancer, you should be followed by an Oncologist. At least get a second opinion on followup.

      about 4 years ago
    • Mark007's Avatar

      My Oncologist saw me every 3 months the first 2 years after treatment, then every 6 months, and now it is down to every 12 months. I see my ENT every 4 to 6 months. I finished my treatment in Jan 2008.

      about 4 years ago

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