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How will I be checked for cancer recurrence?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Depends on type and

Location. Recurrence may be local and could be checked by physical examination and/or imaging.
Some tumors have markers circulating in blood, e.g., psa, cea, AFP etc and blood levels of these markers provide an indication of the tumor burden and levels go up with recurrence. Development of mets could also be checked for by imaging and markers in blood.

In brief: Depends on type and

Location. Recurrence may be local and could be checked by physical examination and/or imaging.
Some tumors have markers circulating in blood, e.g., psa, cea, AFP etc and blood levels of these markers provide an indication of the tumor burden and levels go up with recurrence. Development of mets could also be checked for by imaging and markers in blood.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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