When your active treatment is finished, you may have questions about your follow-up care plan, or survivorship plan. You might find it helpful to write these questions down so you can refer to them at your next appointment with your doctor or follow-up care specialist.
Common Questions After Treatment Ends
When you receive your follow-up care plan from your doctor or other health care provider, answers to the questions below should be provided. Make sure to ask any other questions you may have:
- How long will it take for me to get better and feel more like myself?
- Which doctor(s) should I see for my follow-up care? How often?
- What symptoms should I watch out for?
- What tests do I need after treatment is over? How often will I have them?
- What are long-term health issues I might expect as a result of my cancer treatment?
- What is the chance that my cancer will return?
- What records do I need to keep about my treatment?
- What can I do to take care of myself and be as healthy as possible
Source: National Cancer Institute