Uterine Sarcoma

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Follow-Up

Your team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) offers long-term follow-up care for as long as you choose after your treatment for uterine sarcoma. Our patients find it reassuring to see the same team members who treated them—experts in gynecologic cancers—for their follow-up visits. This includes doctors as well as advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs).

Typically, women come for checkups, including pelvic exams, every three months for the first two years after treatment. Some patients choose to have all these follow-up visits at SCCA; some alternate between coming to SCCA and seeing their local primary gynecologist.

Women who reach the two-year mark without having a recurrence of their disease are less likely to have a recurrence and can be seen less often. From that point, we usually ask you to come in every six months for a checkup until you are five years out from your primary treatment. After five years, an annual checkup is all that we recommend, and we offer long-term follow-up for as long as you choose to come here through our Women’s Wellness Clinic.

References

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
National Comprehensive Cancer Network