Living With Sarcoma

A Final Word: The Decision Is Always Yours

As with any illness, you must learn to be your own advocate and work together with the healthcare team to make informed decisions. Experts will make recommendations based on their knowledge and experience, but it is ultimately up to you, the patient, to decide what is best for you. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options.


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