WE WANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH LONG-TERM SUPPORT!
On the final day of treatment the treating physician examines each patient once more and conducts a final consultation with them. At this occasion specific steps are discussed that are important for the days and the weeks following the conclusion of therapy. This includes recommendations for follow-up skin care or plans for the intake of medications.
We invite each patient to aftercare examinations. The first aftercare examination usually takes place 6-8 weeks after therapy has been concluded and serves to control the timely abatement of side effects. In some cases the response of the tumour to the treatment will be image-controlled, for example with a computer or nuclear spin tomography. This first examination is legally compulsory in compliance with the Radiation Protection Ordinance.
Since aftercare examinations are important for a variety of reasons, we offer these long term, as a rule in yearly intervals. Crucial here is the close coordination of the aftercare with the referring physician. Specialized examinations will be conducted mainly at close time intervals, for example every three months.
The content of the aftercare is determined by the guidelines set by professional associations. Representatives of various disciplines have created these in order to encourage sensible examinations and to avoid unnecessary diagnostics. In the case that no aftercare guideline exists for a particular clinical condition, the examinations will be individualized according to symptoms and assessment by the physician.