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How many years do you have to go before an oncologist will release you back to your own doctor?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on the type of cancer and stage.
Oncologists can help monitor for recurrence and side-effects from treatment. I usually work with my referring doctors and patients to mutually determine the appropriate length of followup.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the type of cancer and stage.
Oncologists can help monitor for recurrence and side-effects from treatment. I usually work with my referring doctors and patients to mutually determine the appropriate length of followup.
Dr. Thomas Chen
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on the type of cancer you had, and how comfortable your oncologist and your primary doctor are with having your pcp do your follow-up.
Oncologists are getting better at providing "survivorship" plans that outline what care and tests you might need. In general, i like to get patients back to their primary care doctors as soon as possible so we can follow you together for awhile!

In brief: It depends

It depends on the type of cancer you had, and how comfortable your oncologist and your primary doctor are with having your pcp do your follow-up.
Oncologists are getting better at providing "survivorship" plans that outline what care and tests you might need. In general, i like to get patients back to their primary care doctors as soon as possible so we can follow you together for awhile!
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally 5 years

Generally speaking most cancers require oncology follow up for approx 5 years per guidelines.
However, a well rounded survivorship plan includes early follow up with the primary medical team while staying in touch with an oncology support group, dietitian, socail worker, patient navigator, etc.

In brief: Generally 5 years

Generally speaking most cancers require oncology follow up for approx 5 years per guidelines.
However, a well rounded survivorship plan includes early follow up with the primary medical team while staying in touch with an oncology support group, dietitian, socail worker, patient navigator, etc.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Jacob Bitran
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 5 to 10 years

The usual follow up is 5 to10 years.

In brief: 5 to 10 years

The usual follow up is 5 to10 years.
Dr. Jacob Bitran
Dr. Jacob Bitran
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It depends upon the type of cancer.

In brief: It depends

It depends upon the type of cancer.
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Dr. Edward Gold
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