After bile duct cancer treatment
What follow-up do I need?
No matter what type of cancer treatment you get, you will still need to go back to hospital for regular check-ups once it is over. This is called follow-up.
The follow-up may involve having a physical exam, an ERCP or blood tests. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you have, and to let your doctor know if you are having any problems or finding it hard to cope.
If you are between check-ups and have a symptom or problem that is worrying you, let your doctor know. Make an appointment to see him or her as soon as possible.
What if the cancer comes back?
If the cancer comes back (recurrent cancer) it can be treated again. Your doctor will advise you on what’s best in your situation. There may also be treatments you can have as part of a clinical trial. You might also find it reassuring to have another medical opinion. Your doctor will refer you to another specialist for a second opinion if you feel this would be helpful.
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