Once cancer treatment is completed the patient enters a phase called “remission”. Some patients need help adjusting to life after treatment to handle strong emotions. Coping with this new chapter in life may bring gratitude, hope, happiness but also worries and fear. It will also take time and practice to manage these emotions and resume a normal life after cancer.
During this time of remission, The Cancer Centre will closely monitor the patient, by performing regular check-ups on an initial 3 months, then 6 months and finally on an annual basis. Once a patient has shown no signs of cancer in 5 years, he or she is considered to be free of cancer.