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Follow-up care after treatment of cancer spreading in the peritoneum

The first follow-ups are performed after 3 months.
  • Radically treated pseudomyxoma peritonei is evaluated yearly for 5 years, thereafter less frequently up to 10 years.
  • Adenocarcinomas/mesothelioma is evaluated every 3 months for the first year. Thereafter after 1½, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years, or until disease progression. The first follow-up takes place at the hospital where the treatment was performed, thereafter at local hospitals.

Checks consist of:

  • clinical examination of the abdomen
  • rectal/vaginal exploration
  • Hb, CEA, CA 19-9, CA-125, creatinine, ALP
  • CT abdomen/pelvis
  • CT thorax/abdomen/pelvis
  • other examinations as needed
Patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei are usually followed-up at Oslo University Hospital.

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