I’ve Just Been Told I Have Primary Bone Cancer
There are very few things scarier than being told you have cancer. You may feel like you’re in shock. You may not even want to believe what the doctor has told you. And there are probably so many questions you want to ask but think you can’t because you don’t know where to start.
First of all, it’s OK to be overwhelmed. And it’s OK to feel afraid. But you shouldn’t let those feelings stop you from finding out as much as you can about your cancer and about the options you have. Because the more you know, the less helpless and afraid you will feel. And the more you know, the better you will be able to work with your health care team to make the best choices for your treatment.
Treatment for primary bone cancer usually begins after a period of specific evaluation. This way, you’ll have time for more tests to provide all the details your doctor needs to plan your treatment. You’ll also have time to talk with your doctor about treatment choices, get a second opinion, decide about treatment, and talk to your loved ones.