When rectal cancer comes back after a period of remission, it’s known as a recurrence. While many people do not ever experience a recurrence, it’s still important to remain alert for any potential symptoms and adhere to any post-treatment recommendations, such as scheduling routine follow-up exams. At Moffitt Cancer Center near St. Petersburg, Florida, in Tampa, we help our patients determine the best approach to screening and surveillance following rectal cancer treatment, while also providing a wide range of advanced treatments for recurrent tumors.
We recognize that fighting cancer once is challenging enough and that experiencing a rectal cancer recurrence can lead to a new host of concerns. This is why our cancer center near St. Petersburg:
- Is continually researching the newest and most effective treatment options, including novel therapies for rectal cancers that have come back after treatment, as well as ways to make initial treatment more effective while reducing the likelihood of recurrence
- Provides comprehensive supportive care services, including emotional, social and psychological assistance, alongside traditional clinical treatment
- Implements the latest diagnostic technologies and early detection strategies to increase the likelihood of catching a recurrence in its earliest stages, should a patient’s cancer come back
If you’re concerned about a rectal cancer recurrence and would like to discuss your diagnostic or treatment options with one of Moffitt’s oncologists, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online to request an appointment. We welcome patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and other surrounding areas, with or without referrals.