Cancer treatment information

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Definition

Alternative Names

Cancer warning signs

Information

The goals of cancer treatment are to:

  • Cure the cancer by killing or removing all cancer cells
  • Prevent or delay the cancer from coming back
  • Treat cancer symptoms (if the cancer cannot be cured)

The types of treatment depend on the type of cancer, but may include:

You may receive more than one type of treatment. This is called combined therapy.

Cancer warning signs include:

It is important to note that these symptoms may also be due to conditions other than cancer.

The following articles offer more detailed information:

For information on cancer-related organizations, see Cancer - support groups.

References

Perry MC. Principles of cancer therapy. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 192.

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