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What is a personalized chemotherapy plan based on?

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You and your doctor will decide the treatment that's best for you based on:

  • The type of cancer you have
  • How large your tumor is and how far it has spread, called the stage of your disease
  • How healthy you are overall
  • Any cancer treatments you've had before
  • Your goals for your care

SOURCES:

NIH National Cancer Institute: “Radiation Therapy for Cancer,” “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer.”

National Cancer Society: “What Is Targeted Cancer Therapy?”

OncoLink.org: “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IP Chemo).”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

NIH National Cancer Institute: “Radiation Therapy for Cancer,” “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer.”

National Cancer Society: “What Is Targeted Cancer Therapy?”

OncoLink.org: “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IP Chemo).”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

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