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After treatment for ovarian cancer, how often do I need to be checked?
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Frequently at first
Often, there is very close follow up after ovarian cancer treatment - every 3-4 months generally.
Once the cancer is in remission for over a year or so, this may extend to every 6 months. The exact follow-up schedule will depend on the type of ovarian cancer, stage of the cancer, and type of treatment.

In brief: Frequently at first
Often, there is very close follow up after ovarian cancer treatment - every 3-4 months generally.
Once the cancer is in remission for over a year or so, this may extend to every 6 months. The exact follow-up schedule will depend on the type of ovarian cancer, stage of the cancer, and type of treatment.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surveillance with
Visits and exams are cheap and easy, imaging is expensive and not very sensitive or specific, and second look laparascopy was a standard, not sure that invasive "looks" are cost effective or still needed (does the findings lead to curative therapy?) ask you gyn onc what the latest is and why.

In brief: Surveillance with
Visits and exams are cheap and easy, imaging is expensive and not very sensitive or specific, and second look laparascopy was a standard, not sure that invasive "looks" are cost effective or still needed (does the findings lead to curative therapy?) ask you gyn onc what the latest is and why.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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