Cancer treatment information
Cancer warning signs
The goals of cancer treatment are to:
- Kill or remove cancer cells
- Prevent or delay the cancer from coming back
- Treat cancer symptoms (if the cancer can not be cured)
The types of treatment depend on the specific 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, please see Cancer - support groups.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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