Radiation Treatment Follow-Up Care

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Once your radiation therapy is complete, it is important to follow the results of your treatment. This may include regular checkups, lab work and imaging. Many patients return to Radiation Oncology for these visits. Others are followed by the physician who referred them to Radiation Oncology or by a medical oncologist. Your follow-up care will depend on the kind of cancer that you have.

Patients who have had radiation therapy may need to continue some of the special care used during treatment, at least for a short time. For example, you may have skin reactions for several weeks after your treatment ends and you should continue to be gentle with your skin until all signs of irritation are gone.