What to Do if Cancer Returns

Sometimes cancer comes back, and it may even come back in a different location, but there might be treatment options available to you. On top of that, it might feel like you’re starting all over again, but you can use your experience to your advantage. Discover what to do now that cancer has returned.

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  • Source: American Cancer Society
    If cancer keeps growing or comes back after one kind of treatment, it’s possible that another treatment plan might help control the cancer, or at least shrink it enough to help you live longer and feel better.
  • Source: Cancer Support Community
    Watch a brief video of Karen as she shares her story about experience with recurrent cancer.
  • Source: National Cancer Institute
    Doctors describe recurrent cancer by where it develops and how far it has spread. Learn more from the NCI about the different types of recurrent cancer and what you can do about it.

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