Communicating When Family Members Differ on Cancer Treatment Choices

Communicating When Family Members Differ on Cancer Treatment Choices

A person with pancreatic cancer may have more than one option for treating the disease and it can sometimes be difficult to choose a path forward. He or she may reach out to family members to ask for opinions and advice. But what if the family members disagree with each other? Or with the patient? These situations can stir emotion and create conflict, and it may become hard to communicate with each other.

For guidelines and tips for keeping the lines of communication open when family members disagree, visit cancer.net, the website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).