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What factors should I consider when choosing a treatment center for lung cancer?

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Your doctor will have ideas about which cancer treatment centers are a good match for you. You might have a few choices, so find out about some of the practical things, like:

  • Where it is and how you’re going to get there and back
  • How often the center works with your type of cancer
  • If there’s a place for you and your family to stay if it’s far away or you have to stay overnight
  • What services it can offer you and your family

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “When the Doctor Says ‘Cancer,’” “Choosing a Cancer Treatment Facility,” “Keeping a Personal Medical Record,” “Tracking Your Medical Bills and Health Insurance Claims,” “Finding Support and Information.”

National Cancer Institute: “How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer.”

The University of Pennsylvania, Oncolink: “Preparing for Your First Day of Chemotherapy.”

The American Academy of Family Physicians: “Cancer: Preparing for Cancer Treatment.”

The American Lung Association: “Decide On a Treatment Plan That’s Right for You.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “When the Doctor Says ‘Cancer,’” “Choosing a Cancer Treatment Facility,” “Keeping a Personal Medical Record,” “Tracking Your Medical Bills and Health Insurance Claims,” “Finding Support and Information.”

National Cancer Institute: “How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer.”

The University of Pennsylvania, Oncolink: “Preparing for Your First Day of Chemotherapy.”

The American Academy of Family Physicians: “Cancer: Preparing for Cancer Treatment.”

The American Lung Association: “Decide On a Treatment Plan That’s Right for You.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

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