Follow-up Care

Follow-up Care

We’ll want you to keep seeing your care team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or your regular doctor often once you’re done with treatment here to be sure you’re staying healthy. Your doctor will monitor you for treatment side effects and signs that the cancer has returned.

These checkups may include:

  • a physical exam
  • blood tests
  • drawing of bone marrow
  • biopsies
  • x-rays or other imaging tests

These tests will be tailored to your specific situation. How long you stay in our care and how frequently you see your MSK doctors depends on the nature of your disease, its stage, and the treatments you received.

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At MSK, nurse practitioners who specialize in lymphoma also provide follow-up care. Many of these services are also offered through our Survivorship Center.

If you experience any new symptoms, you should contact your doctor, even between scheduled visits. After a few years of follow-up, you may be able to transition to the care of your primary care physician and see your oncologist only when you need to. MSK experts are always available if you or your doctors ever have a cancer-related question, or if a new cancer-related problem arises. We’re here for you as long as you need us.