A cancer patient might receive many different types of therapy, including those aimed at relieving the symptoms of cancer.
Radiation Therapy uses x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer cells.
Hormone therapy blocks or lowers a number of hormones in the body to stop or slow down the growth of cancer.
Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in cancer cells to avoid them growing, dividing and spreading.
Biological therapy uses vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body’s immune system to act against cancer cells.
Major advances in cancer chemotherapy have been achieved over the years, increasing the cure rate as well as the average survival rate of cancer patients.
Surgery for cancer is used to prevent, diagnose, stage, and treat cancer. About 60% of cancer patients will undergo surgery to treat cancer.