For those of us who have never perviously been exposed to the word CANCER that is understandable. I always thought that there was one and only one type of cancer and that each patient received the same treatments and experienced the same side effects, etc. Little did I understand the enormity and the complexity of a diagnosis of cancer.
There are over 250+ different types of cancer, each requiring different methods of treatment. Here is a link from the National Cancer Institute of these different cancers