After bladder cancer treatment

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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, blood tests and scans. If your bladder was not surgically removed, you will need repeated cystoscopies. You will also get the chance to talk to the stoma nurse.

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 does come back again it can be treated again. Your oncologist will decide what treatment is appropriate for you.

Feelings after treatment

It can take some time to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis, even after your treatment has ended. Read about feelings after treatment and where to get support. 

Living a healthy lifestyle

It's important to look after yourself after cancer treatment. Get some advice on healthy living here.

 

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