FollowUp

Typical follow-up following colorectal cancer surgery is done with the goal of identifying early recurrence. Most cancers will reoccur with in 18 months and therefore the closest surveillance in during this time period. Current recommendations are: CEA every 2 months for 2 years then every 4 months for 2 years then annually, colonoscopy within the first 2-3 months then annually, LFTs every 3 months for 2 years then every 6 months for 2 years then annually and CXR every 6 months for 3 years then annually.

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