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What to Expect

Preparing to fight cancer naturally raises many questions. Cancer is complicated. Sometimes, just knowing what to expect makes a world of difference. We encourage you to ask as many questions as often as you need.

Our website has a wealth of knowledge to get you started. As you read through the information, we encourage you to write down your questions and bring them to your first appointment.

  • You may experience a wide range of emotions. Everyone deals with their diagnosis differently, and there is no “right” way to handle it.
  • Don’t be afraid to enlist family members and friends who offer their support and ask for their help.
  • Depending on your type of cancer, your first appointment may be with a surgeon, or an oncologist. All of our physicians are experts in treating your cancer, and you are their focus.
  • Before you meet with your doctors, you may want to get more information about your specific cancer type or cancer treatment options.
  • Our patients take part in some of the most promising national clinical trials for a broad range of cancers. Texas Oncology participates in many national trials. You may be able to receive new therapies before they are widely available.
  • We have a wide range of support services to help you and your support network navigate your cancer treatment.

The information included in this testimonial is based on one patient’s unique experience and is not intended to represent all patient outcomes or expectations.