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Quality of Care: Making Cancer Choices

A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing event for you and your family that presents important and sometimes overwhelming questions and decisions. The treatment choices you make first can make a difference in your outcome and your quality of life. With rare exception, you and your family have time to sort through your options and carefully consider how best to proceed. But where to start?

How to make your best, most informed decision

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is committed to pursuing the most innovative research and treatment for cancer  and serving as a community resource for education and information. This section of our website is designed to provide you with answersand to connect you to other resourcesWe are here to help you make your best and most informed decisions about your cancer care.

How should I choose a cancer treatment team?

Cancer is not one single disease, but a collection of many different diseases and different subtypes. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, you should consider a variety of factors, including the range of treatment options and the level of expertise offered for your specific type of cancer. For instance:

  • What questions should I ask as I choose a treatment facility
  • What questions should I ask as I select a doctor?
  • Where can I find out more about choosing a doctor or treatment facility?
  • Should I get a second opinion?