What is included in long-term monitoring of primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL)?

Updated: Sep 14, 2019
  • Author: Sonali M Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The vast majority of patients can be successfully treated in an outpatient setting for front-line care.

After completion of treatment, patients are usually seen in the outpatient clinic at regular intervals of 2-3 months for the first year. Patients are seen every 3-4 months until 5 years. The authors recommend seeing patients annually after that indefinitely. Routine surveillance CT scans and/or PET scans are not recommended after establishing complete remission. The authors consider performing CT scans on some patients upon their request, especially if they have high likelihood of relapse.

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