- If you had surgery, a copy of your operative report(s)
- A copy of your pathology report(s) from any biopsies or surgeries
- Names and contact information of the doctors who treated your cancer
- If you stayed in the hospital, a copy of the discharge summary that the doctor wrote when you were sent home
- If you had radiation therapy, a copy of the treatment summary
- If you had chemotherapy or other medicines, a list of your drugs, drugs doses and when you took them
Treatment for AML can take months or years to complete. After treatment ends, it’s vital to complete frequent follow-up exams. These exams allows the doctors to examine you, get blood tests done or complete bone marrow tests. These follow-up exams are also needed to check for cancer recurrence or side effects of treatments, as well as, give you the opportunity to voice any concerns you may have about your progress.
Cancer treatments can have side effects that can last for either a short or long period of time, so if you experience any side effects during or after treatment, talk with your doctor about any changes you notice. If all is well during your checkups, your appointments may be less frequent over time.
Life after AML treatment can be difficult and worrisome for some people. Scheduling constant follow-up appointments with your doctor can help make the journey after AML treatment less overwhelming and provide reassurance.