Based on the results of the Medical Research Council OVO5/European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer 55955 trial, the follow-up plan I recommend for patients in remission after completion of first-line therapy for advanced ovarian cancer is appointments: every 3 months for 2 years, every 4 months on the third year, then every 6 months thereafter, and discharge if no relapse by 10 years. History and examination (not internal) should be performed at each appointment. CA-125 should only be measured if there is a suspicion of relapse or at patient's request. No scans should be performed unless clinical indication or rising CA-125.
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