Typical Cancer Treatment Options
After cancer is diagnosed it will need to be treated with one or all of the following: surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. With over two hundred types of cancer in existence, each treatment may vary drastically from the next and even the same cancer in separate patients may be treated differently. An oncologist (cancer doctor) will determine what plan may work best.
Chemotherapy is a treatment involving drugs that attack and destroy cancer cells, but may weaken the body in other areas. Radiation therapy uses radiation to damage cancer cells, but can also affect healthy cells.