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Self-monitoring after cancer treatmentSSelf-monitoring after cancer treatmentSelf-monitoring after cancer treatmentEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.7000000000000070.9000000000000230.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>I’m off treatment. Why do I need to practise self-monitoring?<br></h2><p>Now that treatment is over, you will continue to see your health-care team for follow-up visits. You may be visiting your family doctor for check-ups during this time as well. </p>
L'autosurveillance après le traitement du cancerLL'autosurveillance après le traitement du cancerSelf-monitoring after cancer treatmentFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Je ne suis plus en traitement. Pourquoi dois-je m'autosurveiller?<br></h2> <p>Maintenant que le traitement est terminé, tu continueras de consulter ton équipe de soins de santé pour un suivi. Tu pourrais également voir ton médecin de famille pour des examens pendant cette période.</p>

 

 

 

 

Self-monitoring after cancer treatment3560.00000000000Self-monitoring after cancer treatmentSelf-monitoring after cancer treatmentSEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.7000000000000070.9000000000000230.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>I’m off treatment. Why do I need to practise self-monitoring?<br></h2><p>Now that treatment is over, you will continue to see your health-care team for follow-up visits. You may be visiting your family doctor for check-ups during this time as well. </p><p>These visits allow your health-care team to check your health, make sure your cancer is in remission, and monitor for any <a href="/Article?contentid=3561&language=English">late effects</a> of cancer treatment. You will learn about late effects in the next section. Of course, your health-care providers are the experts in cancer follow-up and late effects, but you are the expert when it comes to your body, your mind and your life. </p><p>Even after your treatment ends, continuing to pay attention to your body is important. You are often the first person to notice when something changes. When you practise self-monitoring, you have a better chance of noticing a problem sooner. This means that you and/or your parents can then share the problem with your health-care team. When a problem is spotted early, there is usually a better chance of finding a solution. </p><h2>But I don’t want to think about cancer anymore!</h2><p>This is normal. Many teens off treatment just want to stop thinking about health problems. The good news is that, for the most part, you can! After a bit of practice, you will find that self-monitoring only takes a few minutes a day. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/iStock-519977199.jpg