A 27-year-old female asked about a 65-year-old female:
65 female stage2b colon cancer dx 2017underwent hemicolectomy and adjvunt chemo 12sessions.have been on surveillance.last year colonoscopy revealed adenomatous polyp low grade dysplasia doc said f/u should be 2y later.time frame ok or annually?
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Dr. Sewa Leghaanswered
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
You need to separate the follow up for Colon Cancer(for this you need to see your doctor every 6 months to 12 month intervals) and for the colon Polyps. The advice for 2 yearly rechecks is strictly for the Colon polyps which can reappear and require recheck at 2-3 year intervals. Good luck.
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Answered Nov 25, 2021
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