Cancer Treatment

Information about cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, proton therapy, complementary medicine, and cutting edge technologies.
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  • Biologic Therapy

    Biologic therapies work by helping the immune system to function better by using substances that occur naturally in your body to fight cancer. Biologic therapies include Gene Therapy and Vaccine Therapies.
  • Bone Marrow Transplants

    Support and information for bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, and cord blood transplants.
  • Chemotherapy

    Information about chemotherapy treatment, drugs and side effects. Includes an overview of the treatment process and OncoLink Rx, a list of teaching sheets about chemotherapy drugs.
  • Clinical Trials

    Tools to help empower cancer patients to evaluate research studies for which they may be eligible. Includes the OncoLink/EmergingMed Clinical Trials Matching Service, which encourages patients to seek out and consider clinical trials for the treatment of their cancer.

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  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    A guide to help you navigate the realm of complementary and alternative medicine with tips and warnings on treatments such as herbals, vitamins, chemicals, diet, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and body-mind therapy.
  • Gene Therapy

    Find out how researchers are trying to use this cutting edge therapy in an attempt to boost the immune system and improve the body's natural ability to fight cancer.
  • Getting Treatment? Start Here!

    While on cancer treatments, you may be searching for different information than when you were first diagnosed. Use this page to get started.
  • Hormone Therapy

    Support and information about the various hormonal therapies used to treat several types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer.
  • Interventional Radiology

    Interventional Radiology (IR) is a specialty that performs minimally-invasive procedures to treat cancer and manage certain side effects of cancer.
  • Surgery

    Support and information about the various surgical procedures used to treat many types of cancer.
  • Targeted Therapies

    This multi-part educational section describes the science behind targeted therapies and reviews the major classes of targeted therapies. This section will only discuss approved therapies.
  • Vaccine Therapies

    One of the more complex topics in cancer treatment and one of the most rapidly changing fields of cancer research.

News
Articles often refer to survival, aggressive treatments, less often to death, treatment failure

Mar 23, 2010 - Coverage of cancer care in the print media may create an overly optimistic view of treatments and outcomes by focusing more often on aggressive treatments and survival than treatment failures and death, according to research published online March 16 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.



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