Top 10 questions you MUST ask your oncologist

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Top 10 questions you MUST ask your oncologist

by drthomas123 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 09:50 PM

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Cancer is a serious and terrifying disease. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, your mind is probably filled with fear, worry, and questions. Therefore, it is important to talk openly and frankly with your oncologist. And to better understand your cancer and your treatment options, it is imperative to know WHAT to ask. If you are determined to beat this disease, here are the top 10 questions you MUST ask your oncologist: What is the rationale for your recommended treatment and is your expectation for me curative (achieving long-term remission) or pallia­tive (improving quality of life)? What might my overall survival time be if I follow your recommendations compared to not following your recommendations? How many of the following hallmarks of cancer will you be targeting: a) Genetic instability, b) sustained proliferation, c) replicative immortality, d) dysregulated metabolism, e) evading growth suppressors, f) resisting cell death, g) tumor-promoting inflammation, h) angiogenesis, i) tissue invasion and metastasis, and j) immune evasion? What are the likely side effects of treatment and how will you deal with each of them? How do you plan to prevent damage to the DNA and mitochondria of my normal (healthy) cells? Find more at http://www.thomashealthblog.com/?p=5550
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