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Follow Up

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.

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