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Debunking cancer myths: Myth Number 8

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The myth: Everyone with the same kind of cancer gets the same treatment.

Your doctor tailors your treatment to you. What treatment you receive depends on where your cancer is, whether or how much it has spread, and how it’s affecting your body functions and general health.In addition, cells from the same type of cancer may have different features in different people. These differences can affect how the cells respond to treatment, which in turn may influence your doctor’s recommendations.Watch out for Myth Number 9 same place, same time next week!(Source: Mayoclinic: Cancer Specialist Dr Timothy Moynihan: 3rd June 2003)

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Posted On: 16 June, 2003
Modified On: 3 December, 2013

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