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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Esophageal Cancer, Version 1.2016

6

Treatment guide: Adenocarcinoma

Early cancer

Guide 17. Follow-up care after endoscopic treatment

T score

Type of care

How often should this care be received?

Any

Medical history and

physical exam

• Every 3–6 months for 1–2 years

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every 6–12 months for 3–5 years

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every year

Tis

Upper GI endoscopy • Every 6 months for 1–2 years

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every year for 3 years

T1

Upper GI endoscopy

• Every 3 months for 1 year

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every 4–6 months for 1 year

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every year for 3 years

Superficial

T1b

Upper GI endoscopy

• Every 3 months for 1 year

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every 4–6 months for 1 year

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every year for 3 years

PET/CT or CT with

contrast of the chest

and abdomen

• Every 4–6 months for 2 years

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat for 1 more year

Deep T1b

Upper GI endoscopy

• Every 3 months for 1 year

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every 4–6 months for 1 year

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat every year for 3 years

PET/CT or CT with

contrast of the chest

and abdomen

• Consider every year for 3 years

◦◦ If normal results, then as needed