In this section you'll find general information about the types of treatments used against cancer. This includes both traditional therapies (such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy), newer forms of treatment (including information on clinical trials), and complementary and alternative therapies. We'll also discuss the possible side effects of these treatments.
If you or someone you care for is facing treatment for a new cancer diagnosis or cancer that has come back, you probably have lots of questions that need answered. Learn about how to approach making decisions about treatment, and what to ask your health care team.
Planning cancer treatment can take time. Find out what you need to know about the most common types of cancer treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. Learn how they work and what to expect if they are part of your treatment plan.
Get information about the physical side effects that can be caused by different cancer treatments and what you can do to manage them.
Advanced cancers have usually spread from where they started to other parts of the body. This is known as metastatic cancer. But not all advanced cancers are metastatic.
Find the information you need about the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, and how cancer patients, their caregivers, and treatment might be affected by the outbreak.
Find your cancer type for more specific information on how a certain type of cancer is treated, or see the latest news in cancer treatment.