Depending upon the type and stage of cancer, there are a number of treatment options available to patients including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormones or medical observation.
Each patient's individual situation is assessed based upon his or her specific diagnostic information, proven past treatment practice evidence and other personal information such as genetics and general health.
Over the course of treatment, they will have frequent assessments to determine their overall physical, emotional and psychological health.
Patients may encounter side effects of treatment and will need help managing them. They are encouraged to speak to a member of their health care team for more information.
Some patients may be offered participation in a clinical trial. Certain criteria must be met before a patient is offered this choice. Participation is always voluntary.
Once patients complete their treatment regime, follow-up care is provided by LRCP specialists or through their family physicians.