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About Cancer Treatment

  • Treatment Protocols for Cancer: Overview

    The conventional, primary methods of treating cancer are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy/biological therapy. Your healthcare provider will determine which treatment or treatments are best for you.

  • Preparing a Patient for Cancer Treatment

    The first step in preparing for your cancer treatment is to find an oncologist and treatment center. Ask your general or primary healthcare provider for a referral or contact government and professional medical organizations, such as your state's health department, the National Cancer Institute, or the American Medical Association, for information on cancer specialists and treatment centers in your area.

  • Understanding the Late Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment

    As more and more people survive longer, we are seeing new problems develop from the cancer or its treatment. These problems are called late effects.

  • Buying Medicines Online: It's Convenient and Private, but Beware of 'Rogue Sites'

    While you can find prescription medicines online, consumer beware! Here you will find information if you are interested in purchasing online medicines.

  • Cancer Treatment Team

    Your cancer treatment may involve several types of health care professionals who, with you, form the "cancer care team."