What to Expect
Women who have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer will be seen at the Univeristy of Washington Medical Center, where you may also have follow-up and/or chemotherapy/radiation treatments, if necessary. Your doctor or patient care coordinator will clarify the location where you will receive your care.
Follow-up After Treatment
At SCCA, we follow our patients for as long as they choose. Typically, you will come for checkups every three months for the first two years after your treatment for ovarian cancer. Women who reach the two-year mark without having a recurrence of their disease are less likely ever 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 five years have passed. After five years, an annual checkup is all that is recommended.
Our patients say that they find it reassuring to see the same doctors who treated them—experts in gynecologic cancers—for their follow-up visits.