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The multidisciplinary team (MDT) who planned your original surgery will be involved in planning the treatment.
The MDT will take a number of factors into account when advising you on the best course of action, including your age, general health, the size of the recurrence|, and whether it has begun to spread.
If two treatments are equally effective, your doctors may offer you a choice of treatments. Sometimes people find it hard to make a decision. If you’re asked to make a choice, make sure you have enough information about the different options, what’s involved and the possible side effects. This will help you decide on the right treatment for you.
Remember to ask your cancer specialist or nurse specialist any questions you have about your treatment, including its benefits and disadvantages. Don’t be afraid to ask for more information if there’s anything you don’t understand or feel worried about. You may find it useful to write down a list of questions and to take a close friend or relative with you when you discuss your treatment.
For more on planning your treatment, you may find it helpful to read our information on:
Content last reviewed: 1 February 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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