Cancer Patients: Diagnosis and Treatment
If your doctor recently told you that you have cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. You want to learn more about the kind of cancer you have and how it’s treated. The big challenge ahead is, “How do I live with cancer, as long and as best I can?” We’ll offer you basic information about these topics and links to reliable sources for more details.
When you have been diagnosed with cancer, you are considered a cancer survivor from that moment throughout the rest of your life.
Surviving cancer has physical, mental, emotional, social, and financial consequences that start with diagnosis and continue through treatment and beyond. It also includes issues related to follow-up treatment, side effects of treatment, the risk of getting cancer again, and your quality of life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are a critical part of your experience with cancer.