The objectives of follow-up visits are as follows:
- To determine the patient’s immediate response to the treatment employed
- Early recognition and prompt management of treatment related complications
- Early detection of persistent or recurrent disease
- Collection of meaningful data regarding the efficacy of existing treatment policies and their complications so that any appropriate modifications can be instituted.
Follow-up consists of full physical exam q 3m x 2 years then q6 – 12 m. Imaging with CT C/A/P q 6m x 3 years, then q6 -12m x 2 years.