Follow-up of Surgical Cancer Patients

  • H. White
  • M. C. Parker


The outpatient follow-up of surgical patients is one of the most controversial aspects of clinical practice. Arbitrary intervals between outpatient checks are issued often without any clear rationale. In many cases a junior doctor will ask the patient to return in 3 months, purely because the last doctor did likewise, presuming it to be a reasonable time interval. Hie decision to discharge patients from a follow-up clinic is also difficult and may be left to a junior colleague. Decisions about follow-up are made all the more difficult in cancer patients, because of the stigma attached to the disease and patient anxiety. A doctor inexperienced in oncology may have difficulty in making these decisions and even greater difficulty in adhering to them.


Bladder Cancer Soft Tissue Sarcoma Endoscopic Resection Small Cell Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma 
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