Cancer Care: Learning the Language

Cancer Care: Learning the Language

Montessa, a patient advocate who has been living with small cell lung cancer herself since 2006, found out soon enough that knowledge was critical:

“Education is a big, big point. Educate yourself with: ‘What are the treatment plans? What should I be asking my doctor? How can I get educated?’”

Here are a few important terms to know that will help improve conversations with your or your loved one’s healthcare team.

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