The Six Questions Every Cancer Patient Should Ask Before Choosing Treatment

An honest understanding of the goals and expectations of cancer treatment is key to selecting the best treatment.

by Dr. C.H. Weaver M.D. 6/2019

After helping thousands of cancer patients select the treatment that is best for them I have found that the answers to these five questions can be most helpful in determining a treatment.

  1. What is the goal of the recommended treatment? Cure, prolong survival, maintain quality of life?
  2. What is my chance of achieving the goal if I do nothing?
  3. How does your recommended treatment improve the chance of reaching the goal?
  4. What are the side effects of the recommended treatment – many are minimal today?
  5. What is the role of clinical trials in the management of my cancer?
  6. If my cancer comes back, what is the goal and how should i best prepare for it now?

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