Quality cancer treatment options
Starting your cancer treatment journey can be confusing and requires a collaborative effort between you and your doctors. At Touro, we believe in educating our patients and providing them with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Once you’ve discussed your options with your doctor, you’ll play an integral role in your own cancer treatment. Our goal is to help you feel empowered and comfortable along your journey.
Cancer treatment goals & communication
We’re here to help you set realistic goals for your cancer treatment. While some patients have a cure as their goal, others set their sights on controlling their cancer.
- Set a goal for yourself. Your goals will influence your decisions regarding choosing a treatment option.
- Make an effort to feel comfortable asking questions. At Touro, we believe in the value of open and honest communication. We want you to be comfortable asking questions and speaking up.
- Ask for clarification if your doctor ever tells you something you don’t understand.
- Write down the questions you have in advance. A friend or family member can also help you remember to ask questions at your appointments.
I believe that as a survivor, I'm here to help other survivors let other survivors know that they can make it through.
I have a family that’s with me all the way. As I walk through my treatment, they walk with me.
It’s amazing how much laughter can happen in an oncology department, but we’ve got such a great team at Touro.
The mental health part of this is what I don’t think people realize, especially the after part.
Breast cancer, while you're pregnant, can be very aggressive. My pregnancy was feeding my cancer.
I really feel like my cancer was for a reason, it may be I need to be the voice for future generations.
I'm now a survivor who looks at others and goes "You can make it".
I'm more than a survivor. I'm in for the long haul and I feel like I'm going to do this and there's no stopping me.