Cancer Treatment

Cancer is treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy), chemotherapy and/or blood product transfusions, as well as radioactive seed implantation for prostate cancers. Patients with cancer are often treated by a team of specialists which may include a medical oncologist, a surgeon, a radiation oncologist and others. The choice of treatment depends on the type and location of the cancer, the stage of the disease, the patient’s general health and other factors. Treatment modalities include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Biological therapy, including immunotherapy
  • Blood product transfusions
  • Radioactive Seed Implantation (Prostate Cancer)
  • Clinical trials for new cancer treatments and symptom management