Cancer Treatment Options: Making a Decision
As you make a treatment decision, you want to be confident in your treatment plan. There are several things to consider in the coming weeks, and these resources should help.
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Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyWhich treatment plan is best for you? Discover how your doctor chooses treatments and what questions to ask to ensure you're taking an active part in your treatment.
Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyFor some people with CLL, removing the spleen (splenectomy) may improve blood cell counts and reduce the need for transfusions.
Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyThe watch-and-wait approach is the current standard of care for low-risk CLL. Learn more about this approach and when it’s the best time to begin treatment.
Source: CancerCareFind out more about bone marrow transplants as a treatment option and whether it’s right for you. Also learn about the many support services and resources that CancerCare provides for patients and caregivers.
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Author: Lucy MaherDeath rates from cancer are declining, in part due to treatment advances, including the use of precision medicine. These therapies are tailored to the individual patient and based on a genetic understanding of the type of cancer being attacked. This article discusses precision medicine and the current and future treatments that may change the course of cancer treatment.
Author: Sarah HandzelIf you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder if you should seek a second opinion about your diagnosis and treatment options. Second opinions may confirm your diagnosis and provide invaluable information about your cancer and where it’s located in your body.
Source: CancerCareA recent survey revealed that people with cancer wanted more information about how their treatment would impact their work, finances, or need for care. Read about how you can partner with your healthcare team to make sure you get this information before making a decision.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityTo help you understand your care, you may want to ask your doctor or your oncology nurse to develop a written cancer treatment plan.
Source: Cancer Support CommunitySometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask the doctor. One proven strategy for getting the most out of your visit is to be as prepared as possible.
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