Cancer: Educating Yourself on Treatment Options
Posted: Aug 26, 2014
A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating for anyone. And with so much information coming at us at once, it can be challenging to determine the best route to take in terms of treatment. More than anything, it’s important for someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer to take a minute and process what has happened and what is ahead of them in the fight against their disease. By taking a little time to educate yourself on the choices available to you, you can make a knowledgeable decision about your cancer treatment.
So if you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, learn more about the treatment options available to you by:
- Working closely with a trusted doctor and oncology team. More than anything, you need to make sure that you have trusted medical professionals around you that will guide you with compassion and integrity. Your medical team will go over all your options for treatment with you and work with you to put together an individualized treatment plan that makes sense for your diagnosis and lifestyle.
- Doing your own research. There is so much information available about cancer and the treatments available. Be sure to gather as much information as you can so you can be an informed patient regarding what to expect, but defer to your doctor regarding his recommendations for treatment as your doctor will take a variety of factors into consideration including type, stage, and location of cancer.
- Talk to others who have been through the treatment process. There is so much support in the world of cancer care so be sure to reach out to others who have been where you are and can offer a firsthand account of what to expect from your treatment plan.
A personalized cancer treatment plan will put you on the road towards a healthier tomorrow. So do your research, talk to peers who understand, and work with a doctor and a medical team you trust.
Choice Cancer Care is an independent, physician-owned cancer center network. Dr. Gregory Echt, a radiation oncologist with nearly two decades of experience, is the founder of Choice Cancer Care. Choice Cancer Care is among the busiest practices in the country for brachytherapy, or prostate seed implant therapy – a cancer treatment plan for prostate cancer that provides remarkable success rates and fewer life-limiting side effects.
North Texas based Choice Cancer Care is a physician-owned cancer treatment center. Dr. Gregory Echt, a radiation oncologist specializes in the most highly sophisticated methods of chemotherapy and radiation therapy available today.