After your chemotherapy has finished, you will have regular check-ups and possibly scans or x-rays. This will depend on your type of cancer and the treatments you have had.
Many people find that they get very anxious before their appointments. This is natural. It may help to get support from family, friends or another useful organisation during this time.
Follow-ups are a good opportunity to discuss any problems or worries you have. It may help to make a list of questions beforehand so you don’t forget anything important.
If you have any problems, or notice any new symptoms in between your appointments, let your GP or cancer doctor know as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your next scheduled appointment – you can ask for an earlier one.
You may have your follow-up appointments at a nurse-led clinic and only see your cancer specialist if something needs to be checked further. Instead of routine appointments, some people are asked to contact their nurse or cancer specialist if there’s anything they’re worried about.