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...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

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.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!