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 have 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, call your specialist nurse for advice or to arrange an earlier outpatient appointment if necessary.

If you become suddenly unwell and can’t contact your specialist nurse or hospital team, go to your GP or the emergency department at the hospital.

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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