Treatments types

A patient undergoes cancer treatment

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.

Options include immunotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy, as well as:

Chemotherapy

Immunotherapy

Radiotherapy

Surgery

Many cancers can be cured. If you have advanced cancer and a cure's unlikely, palliative care can relieve symptoms, help you feel comfortable and live longer.

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

Side effects

Breast reconstruction surgery | Fatigue | Hair loss | Lymphoedema | Mouth health | Overcoming cancer pain | Taste and smell changes 

Best practice

Clinical Practice Guides ι Optimal Care Pathways

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