Dealing with the Diagnosis

When your doctor tells you that you have cancer, it can often be overwhelming. However, it is important that you and your caregiver learn as much about your diagnosis as you can, in order to give you the ability to make the best decisions possible.

Knowing the right questions to ask your doctors, deciding whether or not to get a second opinion, and seeking out information about your diagnosis and options are all ways of helping you take control and determine the treatment plan that is best for you.

It is important to get a second opinion

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