After treatment for lung cancer

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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, X-rays, scans, a bronchoscopy, lung function tests or blood tests. 

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 in the lung or somewhere else, you can still have treatment. Your doctor will talk to you about your options.

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.

Healthy lifestyle changes

Many people want to live a healthier lifestyle after getting a cancer diagnosis. Get some advice on healthy living here.

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