Remission is a decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer.
After the treatment is over, you may feel afraid, insecure and left on your own. You may feel a need to take more responsibility for your health and find yourself watching for signs and symptoms of a relapse. It is common to worry that the cancer will come back. If you are worried and it is causing you stress, there is information and support which may help.
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Follow up tests
Follow-up tests and treatments will vary once your treatment is completed. You will have scheduled visits with your doctor to:
monitor your response to treatment
recognize and immediately deal with any treatment-related complications
ensure early detection of persistent or recurrent disease
The frequency of visits will vary according to your specific situation, although a general guideline is:
year 1: every 3 months
years 2-3: every 4 months
years 4-5: every 6 months
years 5+: annually