There are many different types of tumor treatment. The types of treatment that you have will depend on the type of tumor you have and how advanced it is. Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.
Clinical trials might also be an option for you. Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Understanding what they are and how they work can help you decide if taking part in a trial is a good option for you.
When you need treatment for cancer, you have a lot to learn and think about. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. But, talking with your doctor and learning all you can about all your treatment options, including clinical trials, can help you make a decision you feel good about.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Treatment
What is the best ways to treat my type and stage of cancer?
Does DNA sequencing and protein mapping ad value to treat my type and stage of cancer?
What is the risk and benefit of each of the treatment?
What treatment do you recommend and why?
When to start treatment?
Is surgery an option for me?
What are the side effects and wat is my chance of recovery with this treatment?
How will we know if the treatment is working?
Would a clinical trial (research study) be right for me?
Where do I find studies for my type and stage of cancer?
Should I bank my tumorcells for immunotherapy or other future treatments.
Where can I finding a specialist to get a Second Opinion