Whether having inpatient or outpatient treatment, your health care team will continue to support you through the duration of your treatment and recovery. This includes your primary hematologist.
Once you have fully recovered, your care will eventually return to your General Practitioner (Family Doctor). The duration of time before this happens depends greatly on your diagnosis and subsequent treatments. Follow-up with your primary hematologist can continue for years.
Most allogeneic stem cell transplant patients return to a relatively normal lifestyle around 1-2 years post transplant. It takes this amount of time to totally reconstitute a new immune system.
Autologous transplant patients take much less time to return to a relatively normal lifestyle, usually from 3 to 6 months post transplant.
Patients receiving strictly chemotherapy can have long protocols lasting up to one year.
Other patients may require certain medical treatments for the rest of their lives.