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Did you know that treating the whole person, not just the cancer cells, can lead to a better outcome?
Don't assume that family members, friends, caregivers, or even a health care team know what a cancer patient thinks, feels, or needs. A key component of getting treatment as a "whole person" is self-advocacy—speaking up for what is needed to cope with the physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment, and to live day-to-day life.