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Do treatments change based on the primary cancer location?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: The primary cancer site, type of cancer, and stage determine the recommended course of treatment.
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Absolutely: Yes, knowing the primary cancer location is essential to planning the most appropriate therapy. Some cancers can be treated with chemotherapy alone, while others require operative removal.

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