Cancer is complex. The same type of cancer can vary from person to person. That's why a drug regimen is tailored to the needs of the person taking it. The treatment your doctor chooses for you may depend on:

  • The type of cancer you have
  • The stage of the cancer (its size and how far it has spread)
  • Your age and overall health
  • Your treatment goals

Your doctor will determine the stage and grade of your cancer. You can read more about the grading and staging of tumors at Tumor 101.

Want to understand why the treatments were chosen for you? Ask your doctor and care team. Need help with what to say? Use these questions for your doctor.

Remember: Sticking to a treatment schedule as best you can may help you get the most out of your treatment. Find out more about what you can do to stay on your chemotherapy schedule.

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  • The Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide can help you understand your
    chance for infection

    Infection can be a serious result of chemo. Find out the factors that affect your chance of infection. Simply answer a few questions, and then print your results to share with your doctor.

    Use the Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide to find out more.

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