Getting diagnosed with any cancer can make you feel a whirlwind of different emotions. Whether you just got diagnosed with breast cancer or leukemia, it can be hard to know what your future looks like and what treatment option is the right one for you. If you are in the treatment decision-making process and just aren’t sure if you’re making the right decision, this article will discuss a few ways you can be confident in your decision.
Get Multiple Opinions
If your oncologist thinks that you should choose from either radiation or chemotherapy, make sure to meet with multiple specialists to weigh your options. When going to different specialists, try to come to your meeting prepared with a variety of questions. Even though the doctors will do their best to cover almost everything, if you have specific issues that you would like addressed, it can help speed up the process. Once you have multiple opinions from different specialists, you can start to see if there is a consensus about what option is best for you.
With information so readily available online, there is no excuse for you not to perform research on your own. Although not everything you read on the internet is true, there are some trusted medical websites that you know you can trust in.
Trust Your Gut
No, this suggestion doesn’t have any scientific backing but let’s face it, sometimes you just know the answer to something without explanation. And since you have already put in all the research and gotten multiple options, the only real thing left to do is trust your gut. More often than not, it will guide you in the right direction.
If you are given multiple treatment options to choose from for your cancer recovery, it can seem more than overwhelming. However, by getting various opinions, conducting research on your own, and ultimately trusting in your gut, you can land on a decision that will help you recover. To learn more about radiation treatment or to schedule an appointment with our office, contact UTMB Radiology today!