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This section can help teens learn more about cancer treatment, clinical trials, and questions to ask the doctor.
Your doctor will probably talk about different types of cancer treatment. Your treatment depends on the type of cancer, whether the cancer has spread, and your age and overall health.
Clinical trials are research studies that compare standard treatments (the best treatments available) with newer treatments that may be more effective. Learn more about clinical trials and if one may be appropriate to treat your type of cancer.
Asking questions of your doctor, nurses, and other members of the health-care team is a good way to learn more about your treatment and follow-up care.