You don't get a choice in whether or not you get cancer.
But you do get a choice--many choices, in fact--in how your cancer is treated. This is the main message radiation oncologist David Palma delivers in his book Taking Charge of Cancer.
Dr. Palma explores the reasons why doctors choose certain treatment approaches; why they advise radiation, or chemotherapy, or surgery, or a combination.
The book is full of details on making treatment plans AND picking the best treatment team.