It can be difficult to make decisions, especially when you’re faced with a cancer diagnosis. For most cancers, there are many treatment options, depending on the type and extent of the disease, any other health conditions you have and other treatments you have received.
When faced with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer, many patients may wonder whether to seek a second opinion, especially when facing major surgery, treatments with severe side effects or an uncertain outcome. What if you’re not happy with your doctor’s diagnosis?
While no one is ever prepared for a cancer diagnosis, following these tips can help you learn more about your diagnosis, choose the right treatment, and find your way forward to better health.
For one man, the first sign came when he mixed up words while ordering lunch in a restaurant. For a little girl, it began with a loss of balance and changes in hearing.
Hearing “you have cancer” usually triggers a range of emotions in people that may include anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, confusion and a sense of urgency to have the cancer treated as soon as possible.