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Understanding Your Treatment Plan

11324214Your health care team will likely recommend a treatment course based on 1) your specific type of head and neck cancer; 2) disease stage; and 3) NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines In Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers that are based on the best evidence to date from research.1Referenced with permission from The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers V.2.2014. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc 2014. All rights reserved. Accessed June 18, 2014. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org. NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK®, NCCN®, NCCN GUIDELINES®, and all other NCCN Content are trademarks owned by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. These are not the only factors used to select the best treatment options, so you should ask for as much information as possible to understand the benefits, risks and side effects associated with your treatment plan.

There are predominantly three types of therapy for head and neck cancer, which include the following: surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or a combination of these therapies.1, Referenced with permission from The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers V.2.2014. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc 2014. All rights reserved. Accessed June 18, 2014. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org. NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK®, NCCN®, NCCN GUIDELINES®, and all other NCCN Content are trademarks owned by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.

There was somebody else there, too—I think that’s so important, if you can get a friend or a family member to go there and pay attention to what’s going on. Because as a patient, you’re just focused on, “Holy cow, I’ve got cancer.” John C. (son of a laryngeal cancer patient)

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1 Referenced with permission from The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers V.2.2014. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc 2014. All rights reserved. Accessed June 18, 2014. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org. NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK®, NCCN®, NCCN GUIDELINES®, and all other NCCN Content are trademarks owned by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.

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