Cancer is complex. The same type of cancer can vary from person to person. That's why a medication 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 Types.

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.

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  • The Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide can help you understand your
    risk of infection

    Infection can be a serious side effect of strong chemo. Find out the factors that affect your risk 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.