NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Pancreatic Cancer - page 80

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2014
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Making treatment decisions
Websites | Review
a 2
nd
opinion is a normal part of cancer care. When
doctors have cancer, most will talk with more than
one doctor before choosing their treatment. What’s
more, some health plans require a 2
nd
opinion. If your
health plan doesn’t cover the cost of a 2
nd
opinion,
you have the choice of paying for it yourself.
Choosing your cancer treatment is a very important
decision. It can affect length and quality of life. There
are few cancers that are so aggressive that you can’t
take a few weeks to get a 2
nd
opinion and select the
best treatment for you.
Websites
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
NCCN
Review
• A treatment plan can help you through
treatment and beyond.
• You can choose how active a role to have in
planning your treatment.
• Shared decision-making is a process in which
you and your doctors plan treatment together.
• You may wish to get a 2
nd
opinion on your
treatment plan.
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