Cancer treatment

Cancer is usually treated using chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.

Each individual cancer is treated in a different way and every patient will have a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will be explained to you in detail by your medical team and you will have the chance to ask any questions or concerns you may have.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is treatment with anti-cancer drugs, given to destroy or control cancer cells.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses carefully measured doses of radiation to treat cancer.

Surgery

Surgery involves cutting away malignant tissue by using a scalpel or laser.

After treatment

Treatment for cancer can have a huge effect on a patient. Find out about adjusting emotionally, adjusting physically and the support that complementary therapy can provide.


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