NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 81

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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: Melanoma
Version 1.2013
Part 8: Accepting a treatment plan
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8.1 Benefits of a treatment plan
Learning you have cancer starts an unplanned journey to an unknown place. A
treatment plan is like having a roadmap for your journey. It is a written course of
action through treatment and beyond. It can help you, your loved ones, and your
treatment team. A treatment plan is useful for:
• Starting and guiding talks about treatment,
• Teaching what the treatment choices are,
• Informing everyone of the decisions made,
• Reminding everyone of the decisions made,
• Pinpointing who is in charge of each part of care,
• Controlling stress,
• Knowing what to expect,
• Changing from one doctor to another,
• Improving contact among your doctors, and
• Providing care for all issues.
8.2 Parts of a treatment plan
A treatment plan addresses all cancer care needs while respecting your
beliefs, wishes, and values. It is likely to change and expand as you go through
treatment. The plan will include the role of your doctors and how you can help
yourself. A treatment plan often has the following parts:
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