Explore the many types of cancer treatments

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Some people with cancer will have only one treatment, but most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Valley News/National Cancer Institute photo
National Cancer Institute Special to Valley News Despite the many different cancer treatments, the types of treatment that a cancer patient may receive will depend on the type of cancer they have and how advanced it is. Some people with cancer will have only one treatment, but most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. When someone needs treatment for cancer, they have a lot to learn and think about. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused, but talking with their doctor and learning about the types of treatment they may have can help a newly diagnosed cancer patient feel more in control. Surgery When used to treat cancer, surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon removes cancer from the body. Learn the diff
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