When patients first learn they have cancer,they often feel like they’re in the dark. After all, most are facing this battle for the first time. The anxiety of simply not knowing how the fight against cancer works can be daunting alone. The good news is: the more you know, the easier it becomes. Although each patient’s fight against cancer is unique, the general overview on the right side column will give you a good idea of what to expect over the next few months.