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Cancer of the Pancreas

  • Posted: 07/14/2010

Follow-up Care

You’ll need regular checkups (such as every 3 months) after treatment for cancer of the pancreas. Checkups help ensure that any changes in your health are noted and treated if needed. If you have any health problems between checkups, you should contact your doctor.

Cancer of the pancreas may come back after treatment. Your doctor will check for return of cancer. Checkups may include a physical exam, blood tests, or CT scans.

NCI has publications to help answer questions about follow-up care and other concerns. You may find it helpful to read the NCI booklet Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment. You may also want to read the NCI fact sheet Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment.