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. OncoLink/EmergingMed Clinical Trials 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. Hospital Helpers Find tips for coping with hospitalization and situations that arise when in the hospital. Interventional Radiology Interventional Radiology (IR) is a specialty that performs minimally-invasive procedures to treat cancer and manage certain side effects of cancer. Procedures & Diagnostic Tests Articles explaining the many tests used to diagnose and monitor cancer, including radiology tests, various types of biopsies, tests to evaluate the gastrointestinal track, tumor markers and more. Proton Therapy Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy currently in use at a limited number of centers worldwide. Includes the OncoLink/EmergingMed Proton Trial Matching Service, which assists patients in finding proton therapy trials. Radiation Information about radiation therapy and treatment side effects. Includes information on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). 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.