Watch and Wait

Watch and Wait

Reviewed by Jasper Clinical Board

Last updated 5/24/21

What You Need to Know

Watch and wait involves close monitoring of a person’s cancer without giving any treatment unless changes take place. The “wait and see” approach can feel strange and even disconcerting. Knowing the details of your watch and wait plan can help you make informed decisions about your care.

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Getting to Your Appointment and Back

  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment and bring ID/insurance cards.

During Your Appointment

After Your Appointment


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