Understanding a Diagnosis

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Making decisions about how to treat cancer is a difficult and personal matter. You may have many questions as you work with your health care providers to determine the best care for you.

The aim of this section is to help you understand what cancer is and what cancer staging means. It includes links to the NCCN Guidelines for patients, which include information on the various types of treatment your doctor may suggest. This section also addresses other aspects of cancer and treatment you may consider as you move forward.

You can also find general information about the NCCN Cancer Centers and their clinical trials