Cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Other potential treatments include immunotherapy and biotherapy. The precise treatment recommendation will vary depending upon numerous factors such as the diagnosis, stage of the disease, the patient’s age and co-morbid problems.
The first goal of any treatment plan is to cure if possible. Even when cure is not possible, effective treatments are usually available to help control symptoms, improve quality of life and prolong survival. Often times, these treatment recommendations are made by an individual oncologist, but a team of physicians may be required.
For specific questions about your treatment, contact your physician.