Patients diagnosed with cancer have a number of treatment choices to make. These choices will depend on the type of cancer, the stage of the cancer, along with factors such as your age, health status, and personal desires. Many people feel that they must rush into treatment in order to take care of the cancer as fast as possible, but most patients have plenty of time to educate themselves and make sure the decision they make is the right one for them.
Because of the complexity of cancer, more than one type of treatment may be required to control or cure your cancer. Each treatment option has different benefits and side effects. This section of our website provides an overview of the treatments that may be considered for you. Your physician can help you understand your options and provide resources for additional education and support. You can also visit www.cancer.org for additional treatment information.