In most hospital departments the management options are discussed in detail with the patient, and the clinical details and the images of the tumour are discussed in a multi-disciplinary team meeting. Ultimately, the decision on management is the patient’s but should be reached after a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of each management option.
There are a number of individual circumstances, such as the size and location of the tumour and the person’s age and physical health. You should therefore speak to your specialist about your management options, the risks and benefits of each and any possible medical issues for you.
These are not generic to all and an understanding of risk/benefit is important for you to be able to determine the most appropriate management option for you in order to preserve the most favourable quality of life.
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