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What is the first step in getting the cancer treatment
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The first step is being diagnosed. Following diagnosis there will be further tests to determine stage, extent of spread and other details like cell type, any genetic traits etc (eg estrogen positive or not for breast cancer).

Once all this has been determined then a treatment plan can be formulated in conjunction with the patient. This will take into account things like the patients age and performance status - for example a frail, elderly man with prostate cancer may not be considered fit enough for surgery so might be offered hormone therapy instead. OTOH, a younger healthier man in his 60s might be offered a choice between surgery and radiotherapy - both offer similar cure rates but have different side effects.

Treatment options include: Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy. A patient might have one, or more than one, depending on their diagnosis and personal situation, there is no "one size fits all" approach.
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A diagnosis helps then your oncologist will provide a treatment plan on what treatment is most appropriate be it surgery, drugs, radiation etc.
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