Cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience

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Newly diagnosed cancer patients can start by asking their cancer specialists about what was uncovered during the diagnostic process and about the variety of treatment options that may be available based on that information. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Ashlee Collins Southwest Healthcare Systems A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Everything changes in that single moment that when a person hears, “You have cancer.” To make the critically important decisions about their treatment, patients need the most accurate information that’s available about their particular situation. The place to start is asking their cancer specialists about what they uncovered during the diagnostic process and about the variety of treatment options that may be available based on that information. Questions to ask include: What treatment options are right for me? Should I seek a second opinion? Where will I receive the most comprehensive treatment? Where can I find research and clinical trials on my type of cancer? Are there new diagno
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