Deciding on treatment options should be a shared decision amongst the patient, caregiver(s) and the doctor. Shared decision making occurs when health professionals and patients work together. This puts patients in the driver’s seat with regard to decisions about their own treatment and care. In shared decision making, care and treatment options are explored from every angle, meaning risks versus benefits are discussed. The doctor expresses what he/she thinks is the best treatment option for the patient (medication and/or surgery) and the patient asks questions and does his/her own research to work with the physician to come up with the most agreeable course of action for treatment.