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Treatment Planning

Because we care about you as a person, not just a cancer patient, we want you to understand every step of your treatment process. Most patients are referred to us after specialists have completed tests that show if cancer is present and at what stage. At this point, your personalized treatment begins with a pre-treatment consultation with one of our medical oncologists. During the consultation, your medical oncologist will review your medical records, perform a complete physical exam, confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment goals, strategies and options. Your treatment plan will vary according to your type of cancer, treatment goal, drugs used and how you personally respond to the treatment.

We encourage you to have a family member or significant other accompany you to this visit. There will be a lot of information discussed at the consultation, so it’s helpful to have a supportive friend there to help you process the information, ask questions and take notes.