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Find information about cancer treatment, clinical trials, and questions to ask the doctor about treatment.
Cancer is treated in different ways, depending on the location, type, and stage of the cancer, as well as 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 to help you decide 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. It's okay to ask as many questions as you need to. In fact, doctors and nurses like to know what concerns their patients and what topics may be a source of confusion. Asking questions helps give you more control and helps you cope with cancer and its treatment.