Cancer treatment depends on the cancer type, where it began, and whether it's spread (plus general health and personal choices). Often more than one treatment's used.
Treatments by cancer type
Anal cancer ι Bile duct cancer ι Bladder cancer (invase / non-invasive) ι Bone cancer ι Bowel cancer ι Brain/spinal tumours ι Breast cancer ι Carcinoid tumour ι Cervical cancer ι Head & neck cancers ι Kidney cancer (early / advanced) ι Leukaemia ι Liver cancer (primary / advanced) ι Lung cancer ι Lymphoma ι Melanoma ι Mesothelioma ι Multiple myeloma ι Ovarian cancer ι Pancreatic cancer ι Prostate cancer ι Skin cancers (non-melanoma) ι Soft tissue sarcoma ι Stomach & oesophageal cancers ι Testicular cancer ι Thyroid cancer ι Uterine cancer ι Unknown primary ι Vaginal cancer ι Vulva cancer
In April 2016 the Victorian Government passed legislation allowing access to cannabis products for medicinal use in exceptional circumstances. Although medicinal cannabis is not currently available to those affected by cancer, it is anticipated that they will be among the next groups to be considered. The new Act makes the use of medicinal cannabis legal for patients with specific medical conditions or symptoms, and for other patients in exceptional circumstances.
Who to consult and how to choose.
An extensive statewide list.