Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care

Publication Date: December 19, 2019
Last Updated: March 14, 2022


Surveillance for HNC recurrence

History and physical

It is recommended that primary care clinicians:
a) should receive guidance from the treating oncology team regarding the individualized follow up plan
b) should work with the treating oncology team to ensure that a detailed cancer-related history and physical examination be conducted
every 1 to 3 months for the first year after primary treatment, every 2 to 6 months in the second year, every 4 to 8 months in years 3 to 5, and annually after 5 years
c) should confirm continued follow-up with otolaryngologist or HNC specialist for HN-focused examination based on review of individualized plan with the treating team.



Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care

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