Follow up screenings

January 18, 2019 - 15:58

Hi, recently had a diagnosis of head and neck cancer, and possible metastasis due to one lymph node being positive for tumor. Primary tumor resected with follow up radiation.
Can people advise in such a case what does the normal follow up screenings consist off .?

January 23, 2019 - 12:00

Hi , Thanks for posting your question on follow up plans post treatment. I am sorry to read of your head and neck cancer experience. I hope you are recovering well from your treatment. Generally you may expect a follow up scan a good 3 months after the radiotherapy has finished and the neck tissues have had a chance to heal from the radiotherapy . After that scan the consultants may want to check you again 3 months later . If there is no changes in the scans they will then extend the assessments to six months.

If you have any concerns in between the scans contact your Head and Neck Nurse sprecialist or your GP

You may also find it helpful to talk with someone who has been through the treatment and is now fully recovered ,do give us a call on the Cancer Nurseline on 1800200700 and we will connect you with one of our Peer to Peer Volunteers

Kind Regards

Cancer Nurse