Ovarian Cancer

Recovery & Follow Up

Follow up care during the recovery from ovarian cancer treatment is important. Regular checkups generally include a physical exam, as well as a pelvic exam and Pap test. The doctor also may perform additional tests such as a chest x-ray, CT scan, urinalysis, complete blood count, and CA-125 assay during ovarian cancer recovery and follow up.

In addition to having followup exams to check for an ovarian cancer recurrence, patients may also want to ask their doctor about checking them for other types of cancer. Women who have had ovarian cancer may be at increased risk of developing breast or colon cancer. In addition, treatment with certain anticancer drugs may increase the risk of second cancers, such as leukemia.

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