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About Cancer Treatment

  • Cancer Treatment - Preparing a Patient For Treatment
    The first step in preparing for your cancer treatment is to find an oncologist and treatment center. Ask your general or primary care physician for a referral or contact government and professional medical organizations, such as your state's health department, the National Cancer Institute, or the American Medical Association, for information on cancer specialists and treatment centers in your area.
  • Cancer Treatment - The Cancer Treatment Team
    Oncologists may be known as medical oncologists or radiation oncologists. Your oncologist will work with you to create a treatment plan. He or she usually acts as the coordinator of your cancer care.
  • Coping with Dry Mouth During Cancer Therapy
    Dry mouth is a common complaint during some types of cancer treatments.
  • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?
    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.
  • Symptom Record Log
    Use this chart daily to record the symptoms that you are experiencing. Rate the symptoms according to severity, using a scale of 1 to 4.
  • The Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
    Chemotherapy and radiation treatments save lives. They also can bring a variety of temporary but unpleasant side effects.
  • Treatment Protocols for Cancer: Overview
    The conventional, primary methods of treating cancer are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy/biological therapy. Your doctor will determine which treatment or treatments are best for you.
  • Understanding the Late Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
  • Working with Your Cancer Care Team
    Cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness, rather than an acute one.