Cancer Treatment Options
Radiation Therapy is a method of
treating cancer by using radiation. This can be
done a few different ways but the most common way is by using an external light beam…
Chemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment. It involves the use of drugs or chemical agents to kill cancer cells or
stop them from growing.
When chemotherapy treatment starts, the patient will lie down in
a room on a couch or bed and will be hooked up to the IV’s...
A great majority of cancer patients
are often guided toward some type of surgical therapy, whether as a method of diagnosis or for treatment
Hormone therapy is often used as an
adjuvant after surgery to decrease the risk of the cancer returning. Even though this is its most common usage,
hormone therapy can also…
Immunotherapy treatments are not
always indicated and may not be right for your particular cancer. You
should discuss with your doctor the possibility of including immunotherapy…
Targeted therapy is a special form of cancer treatment that is
able to single out cancerous cells and cancerous portions of cells without causing damage to healthy cell
This is a very advanced form of cancer treatment...
Gene therapy involves replacing defective genes with
normal or modified genes. In certain clinical trials, the patients’ own T cells (white blood cells) were
removed, after which they were modified by using harmless viruses that gave the patients’ cells new
namic therapy combines a special drug, known as a photosensitizing agent, and a certain light to kill cancer cells.
Some of the drugs are applied topically such as aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and methyl ester of ALA...
Often, a custom selection of treatment methods may be the best option to combat cancer. This is called
Multi-Modality therapy, also known as Combination therapy. Many people like this route because it offers a high
level of customization...
This type of therapy uses physical exercise and stretching in
addition to other techniques in order to help the patient have a better quality of life based on his or her
situation. Physical therapy is often used ...