Deciding on the treatments that are right for you is usually a decision you make in partnership with your cancer doctor. Although your doctor is an expert in the most effective treatments you know the best about your situation, your preferences and beliefs.
If you are offered treatment that has a good chance of curing your lymphoma or putting it into remission, deciding whether or not to accept the treatment may not be difficult. However, if the treatment has a smaller chance of working, it may be more difficult to decide whether or not to go ahead. If you choose not to have treatment, you can still be given supportive care to help control any symptoms.
If you are offered a choice of treatments make sure you have enough information about the different options, what’s involved, and the side effects you might get, so you can choose the treatment that’s right for you. Remember to ask questions about anything you don’t understand or feel worried about.
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