When your cancer treatment stops working

Cancer treatments can keep cancer from spreading and even cure early-stage cancer for many people. But not all cancer can be cured. Sometimes, treatment stops working or the cancer reaches a stage where it cannot be treated. This is called advanced cancer.

When you have advanced cancer, you move into a different stage of life. It is a time when you start to think about the end of life. This is not easy, but it doesn't mean you don't have options. Some people live for years with advanced cancer. Learning about advanced cancer and knowing your options can help you make decisions that work best for you.

Taking Stock

Deciding About Treatment

Other Treatment Choices

Dealing with Symptoms of Advanced Cancer

Coping With Your Feelings

Planning for the end of Life