Facing Cancer Recurrence
Cancer can come back for a number of reasons, so you shouldn’t feel like you have done anything wrong. At this point, it’s not important to worry about why you have recurrent cancer but focus on taking care of yourself. There still may be options available to you, or you may choose to focus on maintaining your quality of life. Cancer recurrence happens to a lot of people, so consider this just the next step in your journey.
Recurrent Cancer Treatment Options
As you consider another treatment, there are a few options available to you. Based on what you and your healthcare team decide, you could be treated with the same treatment or a totally different one.
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Re-engaging Your Cancer Healthcare Team
Even if this is your first time with recurring cancer, your care team has experience with this. Find ways to communicate with them so you can understand all of your options and get an idea of what to expect.
For some people, an alternate approach with recurrent cancer is to focus on maintaining quality of life. This is a valuable strategy for some people to help them make the most of their time with family and friends.
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