Revised 26 Sept 2012
Follow-up after curative treatment:
- Digital rectal examination six to eight weeks after completion of therapy
- Consider biopsy of any suspicious lesions at three months after completion of therapy, recognizing that tumours may continue to respond up to six months after radiation
- After a complete response: rectal examination, anoscopy and examination of inguinal lymph nodes every two to three months for two years and then every four to six months for three additional years
- For tumors with extensive rectal involvement and/or pelvic nodal involvement, consider using CT, MRI or PET/CT as an adjunct to clinical examination.