There's Only One Time to Treat Cancer the First Time

As more treatment options become availabe in the cancer space, it may be difficult for patients and their caregivers to decide on the best plan of action. Maggie Row, M.D. offers her advice.

“Patients have one time to treat cancer the first time,” said Maggie Row, M.D., the interim clinical director at Summit Medical Group’s new MD Anderson Cancer Center.

However, it is not always easy for patients to decide on what the best treatment choice is. That is why Row recommends that patients get second opinions, meet with multidisciplinary teams, including surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, and have someone at appointments who can take down notes and help decipher all the information that comes along with a diagnosis.