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Rare cancers are cancers that affect a small portion of the population. These types of cancers may be more difficult to diagnose and treat because they are not as well-known or researched as more common types of cancer. This can leave patients in a precarious position when local medical practitioners have little or no experience dealing with the rare cancer.

There are several ways to get help with rare cancers:
  1. Consult with a specialist: Look for a doctor who specializes in treating the type of rare cancer you have.
  2. Join a support group: Joining a support group can connect you with others who are going through similar experiences.
  3. Get a second opinion: It's always a good idea to get a second opinion from a different doctor to make sure you're getting the best care possible.
  4. Research your options: Look into clinical trials or experimental treatments that may be available.
  5. Contact a cancer advocacy organization: Organizations like the National Cancer Institute or the American Cancer Society can provide information and resources.
  6. Contact a patient advocacy group: Many patient advocacy groups provide information and support specific to the rare cancer.
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