What happens after chemotherapy?

After you finish chemotherapy, you will have an appointment with your oncologist (cancer doctor).

You may have tests at this appointment, and your oncologist will ask you about any side effects. They will also talk to you about any further treatment that you might need.

Once your chemotherapy has finished, you will have a CT scan every few months to check how well the treatment has worked.

If the cancer starts to grow

If your cancer starts to grow, you may have more chemotherapy. Or you may be offered other treatments to manage your symptoms. This will depend on your cancer and how chemotherapy affected you. Speak to your oncologist about what is best for you.

If you need more treatment, your oncologist may mention clinical trials. Ask them about any trials that may be suitable for you.

Updated August 2019

Review date August 2021