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Cancer and treatment options

If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you will likely want to find out as much as you can about the type of cancer, as well as the available treatment options.

There are different treatment options for cancer, which can include:

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

A drug regimen that kills cancer cells.

 

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immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

A cancer treatment that uses your body’s own immune system to fight cancer.

 

Here, we will focus on non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma, and find out how cancer immunotherapy can help.

 

Radiation

Radiation

High doses of radiation are used to kill cancer cells or shrink tumours.

 

Surgery

Surgery

A surgeon removes cancer cells from the body.

 

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy

Medications are used to target specific molecules inside, or on the surface, of cancer cells.

 

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy

Hormone levels are changed in the body to slow or prevent the growth of certain cancers.

 

Stem cell transplant

Healthy stem cells—the most basic cells in bone marrow—are placed in the body to treat certain cancers or replace stem cells that have been damaged by cancer treatment.

 


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