Cancer Treatments & Decisions

There are so many different kinds of cancer treatments, from more conventional methods of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery to relatively new options like immunotherapy and targeted therapy. Learn about what these are and hear from our patients on their experiences.

Stem Cell Transplant for Cancer

Bone marrow and stem cell transplants, also called BMT and SCT, are sometimes part of treatment used against blood cancers including multiple myeloma, lymphoma (non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin), and leukemia. ...

Immunotherapy | Cancer Treatment FAQ and Patient Stories

Your immune system fights infections and diseases in your body. Immunotherapy is a kind of biological therapy or treatment that uses your immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapy is still relatively new which makes its success a bit hard to predict. It's also focused on some of the more common cancers. ...

Targeted Therapy | Cancer FAQ, Patient Stories

Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment also known as precision medicine and molecularly-targeted drugs/therapies. There's been growing focus on targeted therapy as a major part of precision medicine, which diagnoses and treats individuals based largely on their genes and proteins. It can also be used to prevent disease. ...

Hormone Therapy for Cancer

Hormone therapy is also known as hormonal therapy, hormone treatment, or endocrine therapy. It is used to either slow or stop the growth of cancers that grow using hormones. ...

Cancer Surgery

One of the most common ways of locally treating cancer, in particular solid tumors, is through surgery. Surgeons, medical doctors, are trained to remove cancer from you body during operations. ...
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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, uses high doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells and to shrink tumors. Find answers to popular radiation therapy questions and experiences of radiation therapy shared by The Patient Story community. ...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy or chemo is one of the most common types of cancer treatments that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Find answers to popular chemotherapy questions and experiences of chemotherapy shared by The Patient Story community. ...

Newest CLL Treatments: Targeted Therapy Drugs

Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia is moving towards targeted agents. Chemo and transplants are becoming less common. Hear about the newest treatments from real experts. ...

Health Literacy

October is Health Literacy Awareness. Health literacy is when the information and health services you need align with your ability to process, understand, and use that information and those services. Why does it matter? ...

Genetic Testing For Cancer

Read real genetic counselors and patients explain how genetic testing works, how it affects treatment and outcomes, and other important information to know. ...

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